A rigorous evaluation is very important in assessing the appropriateness and effectiveness of programs (interventions), particularly in situations where resources are scarce and the aim is to maximise their impact on recipients. An impact evaluation involves a rigorous determination of a counterfactual situation, that is, what would have happened to those receiving the intervention if they had not in fact received it.We are able to undertake the following:
- assist in the design of evaluation studies
- qualitative, quantitative and mixed research methods for data collection
- statistical analysis of data
- impact evaluation, including causal inference with propensity scores
- report writing
Some recommended resources
- Banberger, M., Rugh, J., and Mabry, L. 2006. Real World Evaluation: Working Under Budget, Time, Data, and Political Constraints. Sage: Thousand Oaks.
- Gertler, P.J., Martinez, S., Premand, P. Rawlings, L.B. and Vermeersch, C.M.J. 2011. Impact Evaluation in Practice. World Bank Publications: Washington.
- Langbein, L., and Felbinger, C.L. 2006. Public Program Evaluation: A Statistical Guide. M.E. Sharp: New York.
- Owen, J.M., and Rogers, P.J. 1999. Program Evaluation: Forms and Approaches. Sage: Los Angeles.