This 3ie Working Paper series covers both conceptual issues related to impact evaluation and findings from specific studies or synthetic reviews. In this paper Robert Chambers, Dean Karlan, Martin Ravallion and Patricia Rogers discuss specific methodological approaches to evaluating three hypothetical interventions - conditional cash transfer, infrastructure, and anti-corruption programme. This document formed part of the discussions at the 2009 Cairo Conference on ‘Perspectives on Impact Evaluation’ which aimed to work toward a consensus on impact evaluation design.
- Preface: Howard White, Executive Director, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)
- Making the Poor Count: Using Participatory Methods for Impact Evaluation: Robert Chambers, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
- Thoughts on Randomized Trials for Evaluation of Development: Presentation to the Cairo Evaluation Clinic: Dean Karlan, Yale University and Innovations for Poverty Action/ Jameel Poverty Action Lab Affiliate College
- Evaluating Three Stylized Intervention: Martin Ravallion, World Bank
- Matching Impact Evaluation Design to the Nature of the Intervention and the Purpose of the Evaluation: Patricia Rogers, Collaboration for Interdisciplinary Research, Consulting and Learning in Evaluation, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
A free downloadable version is available on the 3ie website:
Chambers, R., Karlan, D., Ravallion, M. and Rogers, P. (Eds) Designing impact evaluations: different perspectives. International Initiative for Impact Evaluation Working Paper Four New Delhi, India,. http://www.3ieimpact.org/en/evaluation/working-papers/working-paper-4/