5: Measurement and outcomes

This presentation explains a method for outcome measurement for the purpose of impact evaluation.

This is the fifth in a series of lectures produced by the Poverty Action Lab and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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 https://live-qa.ocw.mit.edu/courses/res-14-001-abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-executive-training-evaluating-social-programs-2009-spring-2009/resources/5-measurement-and-outcomes/

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) https://ocw.mit.edu/

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

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