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
Book Review Detail
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."