Conference Presentations

Making Impact Evaluation Matter, 1-5 September 2014 in Manila, Philippines

Conference Presentations

Day 1 - September 3, 2014

Challenges in Using Rigorous Evidence to Make Better Policy (1.1 MB)
Professor Paul Gertler, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley

Use of Randomization to Rigorously Evaluate International Development Initiatives: Are the Perceived Obstacles False Alarms? (203.3 KB)
Stephen H. Bell, Abt Associates Inc., USA

How Investment in Road Quality Boosts Economic Activity and Household Welfare (900.2 KB)
Paul Gertler, University of California Berkley, USA

Mongolia: Vocational Training for Unemployed Youth in Mongolia, Evaluation by the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), DFID, and IDRC (361.8 KB)
Altantsetseg Batchuluun, National University of Mongolia and Tungalag Nyamaa, Government of Mongolia

Bangladesh: Training of Young Workers from Gaibandha to Dhaka, Evaluation by South Asian Network for Economic Modelling (SANEM), IZA-DFID Growth and Labor Markets in Low Income Countries, and IDRC (1.0 MB)
Abu Shonchoy, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan and Representative from a Bangladeshi NGO (GUK)

The Impact of Vocational Schooling on Human Capital Development in Developing Countries: Evidence from the People’s Republic of China (523.9 KB)
Prashant Loyalka, Stanford University

Is Targeting Effective? The Impact of Targeting on Farmer Field School Programs (1.1 MB)
Daniel Phillips, 3ie

The Effectiveness of Training, Innovation, and New Technology on Smallholder Farmers’ Wealth and Food Security: Findings from a Systematic Review (718.2 KB)
Evans Muchiri, University of Johannesburg

Farmer Field Schools for Improving Farming Practices and Armer Outcomes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review (1.3 MB)
Hugh Waddington and Martina Vojtkova, 3ie

Impact Assessment of Loans to Female-Run Start-Ups (571.1 KB)
Farah Said, Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan

Access to Credit and Women Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Bangladesh (163.5 KB)
M. Jahangir Alam Chowdhury, University of Dhaka Bangladesh, Bangladesh

The Effects of Financial Inclusion beyond Financial Outcomes (348.2 KB)
Carlos Chiapa, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico

Day 2 - September 4, 2014

Breaking the Cycle of Infection: An Impact Evaluation of Strategies to Control Intestinal Worms and Improve Human Capital in Rural People’s Republic of China (5.2 MB)
Chengfang Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, People’s Republic of China

Breastfeeding and Iron Deficiency Anemia: Correlates of Under Nutrition from Rural People’s Republic of China (1.8 MB)
Ai Yue, Shaanxi Normal University, People’s Republic of China

Nourishing the Future: Targeting Infants and Their Caregivers to Reduce under Nutrition in Rural People’s Republic of China (1.8 MB)
Renfu Luo, Chinese Academy of Sciences, People’s Republic of China

Water Quality and Education in a Brawn-Based Economy: The Rural Drinking Water program in the People’s Republic of China (2.4 MB)
Lixin Colin Xu, World Bank and Jing Zhang, Renmin University of the People’s Republic of China

Impacts of the Andhra Pradesh Rural Poverty Reduction Program (523.5 KB)
G. Prennushi and A. Gupta, World Bank

The Effects of Economic Self-Help Group Programs on Women’s Empowerment: A Systematic Review (512.2 KB)
Thomas de Hoop, American Institutes for Research, Washington D.C., USA

Impact Assessment of SHG Bank Linkage Program: A Case of Indian Economy (1.1 MB)
Sudipta De, Assistant Professor Sivanath Sastri College under University of Calcutta Kolkata West Bengal, India

Understanding REDD: what and how can we learn from pilot projects? (2.3 MB)
Pamela Jagger, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Warned and Adapted for Impact Evaluation- Making the Case for Evaluating Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Initiatives (881.5 KB)
Gunther Bensch, Researcher, Department of Environment and Resources, RWI

LISA 2020: Building Statistical Collaboration Capacity in Developing Countries (3.5 MB)
Eric Vance, Department of Statistics, Virginia Tech, USA

Introducing the Field Statistician: How Integrating a Statistics Expert into the Evaluation Process Improves Results (1.9 MB)
Marcos Carzolio, Virginia Tech

The Challenge of Defining and Measuring Program Participation: Experience from Multipronged, Multi-Partner HIV Prevention Evaluation in Central America (500.3 KB)
Rebecca Firestone, PSI; Susana Lungo, PASMO PSI; Jorge Rivas, PSI; Jennifer Wheeler, Webster Family Medicine; Alejandra Cabrero and Lung Vu, Research & Metrics, PSI

Role of Technology in Impact Evaluation (804.5 KB)
Manju Bajiya, Shruti Ahuja, Shashank Batra

Evaluating the Returns to Rural Banking: Village and Household Evidence from Southern India (532.8 KB)
Isabelle Cohen, Researcher,Center for Micro Finance

Impact of Seasonality-Adjusted Flexible Microcredit on Repayment and Food Consumption: Experimental Evidence from Rural Bangladesh (1.1 MB)
Abu S. Shonchoy, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO) and University of Tokyo

The Impact of Property Rights on Income and Economic Activity: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Mongolia (1.0 MB)
Daniel Rubenson, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Impacts of Cambodia’s Tariff Reduction on Households’ Welfare and Labor Market: A CGE Analysis (553.1 KB)
Senh Senghor, Cambodia Economic Association

Local Welfare Monitoring Systems for Measuring Multidimensional Poverty Impacts of Programs and Policy Changes: CBMS Approach (2.7 MB)
Celia Reyes, PEP-Asia office, Manila, Philippines

How Do Health Promotional Nudges Work? Evidence from the Dirty Business of Eliminating Open Defecation in Four Countries (2.3 MB)
Paul Gertler, University of California Berkley, USA

Impact Evaluation of the MCC-Funded Rural Water Supply Program in Nampula, Mozambique (3.2 MB)
Ralph P. Hall, Virginia Tech

Time Matters: Short Term vs. Medium Term Impacts (530.0 KB)
Soumya Balasubramanya, International Water Management Institute (IWMI-CGIAR), India

An Impact Evaluation of the Voluntary Student Health Insurance Scheme in Viet Nam (21.9 MB)
Marian Theresia Valera, UPEcon Health Policy Development Program, Philippines

Out-of-Pocket Payments and Expenditure Reallocation: Experimental Evidence from the Philippines about Health Insurance versus a Provider-Based Performance Scheme (1.6 MB)
Stella Quimbo, UPEcon, Philippines

Effects of Interventions to Raise Voluntary Enrollment in a Social Health Insurance Scheme: A Cluster Randomized Trial (1.2 MB)
Joseph Capuno, University of the Philippines School of Economics, Manila

Community-Based Literacy Interventions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (831.7 KB)
Elizabeth Spier, Ph.D.

Do Community-Managed Schools Facilitate Social Capital Accumulation? RCT-Based Evaluation of COGES Project in Burkina Faso (1.4 MB)
Yasuyuki Sawada, University of Tokyo and JICA Research Institute; Takeshi Aida, Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies, GRIPS; and Eiji Kozuka, Hiroshima University and Japan International Cooperation Agency

Evidence from the BRIGHT School Construction Program in Burkina Faso (2.2 MB)
Ali Protik, Mathematica Policy Research

Impact Evaluation of Niger’s IMAGINE Program: Long-Term Follow-Up (1.4 MB)
Emilie Bagby, Mathematica Policy Research

Affordable Day Care in India: The Case of Rajasthan (3.0 MB)
Arijit Nandi, Sam Harper, Parul Agarwal, Shannon Maloney

The Impact of Education and Collective Action among Rural Women in India (502.3 KB)
Jyotsna Jha Centre for Budget & Policy Studies

Nation against Early Marriage Campaign (Breakthrough (1.6 MB)
Dr. Leena Sushant Director Research Monitoring and Evaluation

Evaluating Empowerment: An Example from Bangladesh (578.1 KB)
Sarah White, University of Bath

Agency-Wide Performance Measurement Systems (988.8 KB)
Howard White, 3ie

To Feel Good or to Do Good? Why We Need Strong Institutions to Ensure a Result Focus in (Norwegian) Development Assistance (423.4 KB)
Vibecke Dixon and Ida Lindkvist, Norad

IFAD’s 2013–2015 Impact Evaluation Initiative (1.0 MB)
Alessandra Garbero, Statistics and Studies for Development Division, IFAD

Economic Success and Awards: Impact Evaluation of the Metrobank Foundation Award for Outstanding Teacher (1.7 MB)
Majah-Leah V. Ravago, Ph.D., School of Economics University of the Philippines and Dennis S. Mapa, Ph.D., School of Statistics University of the Philippines

Managerial Incentives in Public Service Delivery: Evidence from School-Based Nutrition Programs in Rural People’s Republic of China (953.3 KB)
Sean Sylvia, University of Maryland

Impact Evaluation of BRAC Community-Based Education for Marginalized Girls in Afghanistan: Lessons from the Baseline Study (655.1 KB)
Mohammed Mahbubul Kabir and Hasib Reza, BRAC

Evaluating Infrastructure: The Perspective from AfDB (3.3 MB)
Elsa de Morais Sarmento, Principal Evaluation Officer, Independent Development Evaluation, African Development Bank

Impact Evaluation of Roads in Guatemala (968.7 KB)
Jyotsna Puri, 3ie

Can Mobile Phone Messages to Licensed Chemical Sellers Improve Diarrhea Treatment?—A Randomized Controlled Trial in Ghana (1.1 MB)
Minki Chatterji, Abt Associates

What Is the Impact of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) on Family Planning Providers’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice Behaviors? A Randomized- Controlled Experiment in Jordan (1.0 MB)
Minki Chatterji, Abt Associates

Do Free Pregnancy Test Kits Supplied by Community Health Workers Increase Their Family Planning Clients? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Study in Madagascar (621.9 KB)
Randall Juras, Abt Associates

Impact Evaluation of a Family Planning Health Service in Kenya (586.0 KB)
Douglas Johnson, Abt Associates

Designing Rigorous Impact Evaluations of Agricultural “Pull” Mechanisms (1.9 MB)
Stephen H. Bell and Tulika Narayan, Abt Associates Inc.

Evaluating the Impacts of Rice Genetic Improvement in the Post Green Revolution Period (1.0 MB)
David Raitzer, Economist, ERD, ADB

Income Dimension of Impact Evaluation (1.8 MB)
Murad Mukhtarov, M&E Consultant Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan

Impact of Social Protection Programs on Social Welfare: The Case of the Philippines (441.7 KB)
Hyun H. Son, Principal Evaluation Specialist, ADB and Nanak Kakwani

How Far Does a Big Push Really Push? Evidence from an Extreme-Poverty Eradication Program in Bangladesh (378.8 KB)
Wameq A Raza, BRAC

How Does Contract Design Affect the Uptake of Microcredit among the Ultra Poor? Experimental Evidence from River Islands of Northern Bangladesh (1.2 MB)
Abu Shonchoy, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO) and University of Tokyo, Japan

Reading between the Lines: Context, Social Capital and Complexity in Impact Evaluation (816.5 KB)
Heewoong Kim, UNDP Egypt

External Validity Clues: On What to Look for and How (438.9 KB)
Vegard Iversen, University of Manchester and Heather Lanthorn, 3ie

Addressing Attribution of Cause and Effect in Small Impact Evaluations: Towards an Integrated Framework (333.0 KB)
Daniel Phillips, 3ie

Micro-Impacts of Infrastructure in Facilitating Social Capital: A Case Study of an Irrigation Project in Sri Lanka (2.3 MB)
Yasuyuki Sawada, University of Tokyo

Impact of Private Sector Participation on Access and Quality of Services: Systematic Review of Evidence from the Electricity, Telecommunications, and Water Supply Sectors (562.6 KB)
A. Thillairajan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

Pico-Solar Lights: Exposure, Uptake, and Impact (980.9 KB)
Elly White, SolarAid

Impact Evaluation of the School Electrification and Education (SEEd) Project of the Alliance for Mindanao Off-Grid Renewable Energy Program (AMORE): A Utilization of Propensity Score Matching (PSM) (903.0 KB)
Nelson C. Faustino and Michael Arieh P. Medina, College of Forestry and Environmental Science Central Mindanao University, Philippines

Welfare and Environmental Impacts Biogas Technology Adoption: Lessons from Tigray Regional State of Ethiopia (780.2 KB)
Nigussie Abadi, Department of Natural Resource Economics and Management, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia 

Assessing Mining Impacts on Households with Propensity Score Matching (PSM) for Responsible Mining Policy Implications: The Case of Surigao Provinces in Caraga Region, Philippines (910.3 KB)
Raquel M. Balanay, Caraga State University, Philippines and Jose M. Yorobe, Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics at University of the Philippines Los Baños

Impact Evaluation of ICT Application for Strengthening Health Service Delivery in Rural PNG (1.2 MB)
Sakiko Tanaka, Senior Economist, ERD, ADB and Kitur Urarang, National Department of Health

Performance-Based Financing in the Context of Selective Free Health-Care: An Impact Evaluation Using Routine Data in Burundi (1.8 MB)
Jean-Benoît Falisse, DPhil candidate, Oxford Department of International Development; Juvenal Ndayishimiye, MD, MPH, Cordaid Burundi; René Queffelec, Cordaid Burundi

Does Coupling of PhilHealth Indigent/Sponsored Program and Conditional Cash Transfer Induce Those with TB Symptoms to Consult/Seek for Treatment? (1.4 MB)
Mel Lorenzo M. Accad, University of the Philippines School of Economics, Philippines

The Achilles Heel of TB Prevention after a Century of International Medical Programs (1.6 MB)
Ann V. Millard, School of Public Health-McAllen Campus, Texas A&M University Health Science Center and Mary Ann J. Ladia, Institute of Clinical Epidemiology, University of the Philippines Manila-National Institutes of Health

Collecting the Best Data in Challenging Settings (1.2 MB)
Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri, Innovations for Poverty Action Philippines, Country Director

Intra-Household Resource Control, Subjective Expectations and Human Capital Investment. Evidence from a Randomized Policy Experiment (2.5 MB)
Alex Armand, University College London and Institute for Fiscal Studies

Incomplete Information and Migration Decisions: Do Job Fairs and Information Work? (1.3 MB)
Emily A. Beam, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Can Arts-Based Interventions Enhance Labor Market Outcomes among Youth? Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Rio de Janeiro (455.0 KB)
Jochen Kluve, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, RWI Essen and IZA Bonn

How Alternative Development Spills over into More Honest Communities: An Experimental Approach in Colombia (3.3 MB)
Juanita Vasquez, PhD candidate, University of Gottingen

Day 3 - September 5, 2014

An Overview of How the Millennium Challenge Corporation is Broadening the Evidence Base in CDD (324.0 KB)
Michelle Inkley, Millennium Challenge Corporation

To Feel Good, or to Do Good? (295.6 KB)
Vibecke Dixon and Ida Lindkvist

KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP Municipal Talakayan: Learning Together towards Results (2.3 MB)
Dir. Benilda Redaja, National Project Manager, Department of Social Welfare and Development

Community-Driven Development Projects: Assessing Quality of Participation in Decision-Making (521.5 KB)
Jansen Mayor, Millennium Challenge Account-Philippines, and Edith Felix

To What Extent Can Community Empowerment Contribute to Health and Education Outcome? (1.4 MB)
Yulia Herawati, Audrey Sacks, and Rob Wrobel, World Bank

The Impact of Mobile Technologies on Education in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: (2.0 MB)
Laurenz Langer, University of Johannesburg 

The Impact of a One Laptop per Child Program on Learning. Evidence from Uruguay (636.0 KB)
Alina Machado, Instituto de Economia—Universidad de la Republica, uruguay

Computer Assisted Learning Programs among Rural Students in the People’s Republic of China (2.5 MB)
Weiming Huang (Stanford University)

A Quasi-Experiment on the Effect of e-Learning on Educational Progress and Improvement in Mathematics in Sri Lanka (576.1 KB)
Bilesha Weeraratne, Institute of Policy Studies

A Systematic Review of Evidence on the WHO Essential Newborn Care Training Program (18.4 MB)
Marian Theresia Valera, UPEcon Health Policy Development Program, Philippine

Kangaroo Mother Care (2.7 MB)
Prof. Somashekhar Nimbalkar Professor of Pediatrics and Chairman (Research)

Influence of early skin to skin contact following normal delivery on incidence of hypothermia in neonates within 48hrs of life (631.6 KB)
Somashekhar Nimbalkar, Vijay Patel, Dipen Patel, Ankur Sethi , Archana Nimbalkar, Ajay Phatak Pramukhswami Medical College

Evidence from a Randomized Experiment among Low Income Clients of Branchless Banking in India (543.2 KB)
Calderone, Margherita (German Institute for Economic Research)

Financial Life-Skills Education for Children & Youth (1.9 MB)
Llorenc O’Prey & Daniel D Shephard Making Impact Evaluation Matter, ADB Manila Philippines

MICROFINANCE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY 2000 (407.1 KB)
Binh Nguyen Independent Evaluation Department, ADB

Learning from Evaluations at MCC (579.7 KB)
Jack Molyneaux, Millennium Challenge Corporation

learning from Evaluation at MCC (579.7 KB)
Jennifer Sturdy Sixto Aquino Jack Molyneaux

Promotion of evidence based management through impact evaluation (424.9 KB)
Satoshi Shigiya Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

On Strengthening Management Capacity Female Local Government Members: Learning from a Randomized Experiment in Bangladesh (1.8 MB)
Atonu Rabbani, University of Dhaka

Incentivizing Development: A Field Experiment with Third Tier Community Organizations in Pakistan (253.7 KB)
Asha Gul and Hamna Ahmed, Research Fellows, Center for Research in Economics and Business (CREB), Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan

Does Pantawid Foster Dependence or Encourage Work? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment (419.4 KB)
Aniceto Orbeta, Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)

Estimating the Impact of 4Ps on School Participation of Filipino Children Using Propensity Score Matching (PSM) (1.1 MB)
Celia M. Reyes, Philippine Institute for Development Studies; and Christian D. Mina, Philippine Institute for Development Studies, Philippines

The Impact of the Philippines’ Conditional Cash Transfer Program on Consumption and Women’s Labor Force Participation (1.0 MB)
Melba V. Tutor, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippines

Measuring What Works: Using Difference-in-Difference Techniques to Measure Impact of Women’s Groups on Maternal Health Uptake in Rural Nepal (846.1 KB)
Ram Chandra Silwa, Green Tara Nepal a Nepalese NGO,Nepal; Sheetal Sharma, PhD candidate, Bournemouth University; Edwin van Teijlingen, Bournemouth University; and Padam Simkhada, The University of Sheffield

Saving Lives of Mothers and Newborns through Capacity Development and Partnership (851.6 KB)
Masamitsu Kurata, Japan International Cooperation Agency

Giving Kids a Head Start: The Impact and Mechanisms of Early Commitment of Financial Aid on Poor Students in Rural People’s Republic of China (1.9 MB)
Hongmei Yi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, People’s Republic of China

The Long-Term Impact of Early Commitment of Financial Aid (ECFA) on Junior High School Students’ Matriculation into High School (1.8 MB)
Fan Li, KU Leuven, Belgium

Mental Health and Dropout Behavior: A Cross-Sectional Study of Junior High Students in Northwest Rural People’s Republic of China (2.5 MB)
Qinghe Qu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, People’s Republic of China

Dropout in Rural People’s Republic of China’s Secondary Schools: A Mixed-Methods Analysis (1.7 MB)
Natalie Johnson, Rural Education Action Program, Stanford University, USA

Does Community Driven Development Work? Findings from an Evidence Synthesis Report (668.0 KB)
Radhika Menon, 3ie

The Anatomy of Failure: An Ethnography of a Randomized Trial to Deepen Democracy in Rural India (144.2 KB)
Kripa Ananthpur, Madras Institute of Development Studies. Chennai, India

Impact Evaluation of a Local Empowerment Project: A Case Study of the Community and Social Development Project in North Central Nigeria (327.4 KB)
Hassan Ishaq Ibrahim, Federal University Dutsin-Ma Katsina State Nigeria, Nigeria

Education of Potential Users of Impact Evaluation Results Matters! (127.1 KB)
Marija Nashokovska, Foundation Open Society Macedonia, Macedonia

Impact Evaluation of Institutional Funding for International Development NGOs: The Case of the UK Civil Society Challenge Fund (641.8 KB)
Anne-Marie O’Riordan, Triple Line and the University of Bath

Impact and Beyond (191.5 KB)
Geert Geut, Deputy Director IOB, The Netherlands

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