The Mystery of the Vanishing Benefits : An Introduction to Impact Evaluation

@inproceedings{Ravallion2001TheMO,
  title={The Mystery of the Vanishing Benefits : An Introduction to Impact Evaluation},
  author={Martin Ravallion},
  year={2001}
}
This paper provides an introduction to the concepts and methods of impact evaluation. Familiarity with basic statistics and econometrics is assumed. To provide an intuitive understanding, in the context of a concrete application, the paper takes the form of a short story about the on-the-job training in evaluation of a fictional character, Ms Speedy Analyst — an economist in the Ministry of Finance in the fictional country of Labas. In the process of figuring out how to evaluate a human… CONTINUE READING
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