Managing threats to evaluation and data analysis

This is the seventh in a series of lectures produced by the Poverty Action Lab, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This presentation, titled Managing threats to evaluation and data analysis talks about potential problems that can arise while undertaking impact measurement and analysis. It directs participants on how to identify these problems and how to avoid them. 

The resource provides the user with a video of the lecture presented by Michael Kremer and includes the lecture slides.


  • I. Attrition
  • II. Externalities
  • III. Partial Compliance and Sample Selection Bias



Kremer M (2009) 7. Managing Threats to Evaluation and Data Analysis, Abdul Latif Jameel,  Poverty Action Lab Executive Training: Evaluating Social Programs Lecture Notes,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Retrieved from

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