5: Measurement and outcomes

This is the fifth in a series of lectures produced by the Poverty Action Lab, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This presentation explains a methods for outcome measurement for the purpose of impact evaluation.

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


  • I. Example: Reservations for women
  • II. Possible outcomes
  • III. Key Hypotheses and Chain of Causality
  • IV. Data collection, management and entry 



Duflo E, (2009) 5: Measurement and Outcomes, Abdul Latif Jameel,  Poverty Action Lab Executive Training: Evaluating Social Programs Lecture Notes,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Retrieved from http://ocw.mit.edu/resources/res-14-001-abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-actio...

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

Poverty Action Lab (PAL) http://www.povertyactionlab.org/

This is part of a series

Lectures from the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Executive Training: Evaluating Social Programs 2009

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