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Impact Evaluation in Practice by Paul J. Gertler, Sebastian Martinez, Patrick Premand, Laura B. Rawlings and Christel M. J. Vermeersch

Published By: Washington, D.C.: World Bank
ISBN: 978-0-8213-8541-8
Date of Publication: 2011


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Reviewed by: Rema Hanna of John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.49.3.719.r3
Review Pages: 724-25

Book Review Abstract

Rema Hanna of John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University reviews "Impact Evaluation in Practice" by Paul J. Gertler, Sebastian Martinez, Patrick Premand, Laura B. Rawlings, and Christel M. J. Vermeersch. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins "Presents an introduction to the topic of impact evaluation and its practice in development. Discusses why impact evaluation is important; determining evaluation questions; causal inference and counterfactuals; randomized selection methods; regression discontinuity design; difference-in-differences; matching; combining methods; evaluating multifaceted programs; operationalizing the impact evaluation design; choosing the sample; collecting data; and producing and disseminating findings. Glossary; index."


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Rema Hanna of John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University


JEL Classifications

A22: Economic Education and Teaching of Economics: Undergraduate
H43: Project Evaluation; Social Discount Rate
O20: Development Planning and Policy: General


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