Impact Evaluation

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- Nancy L. Johnson, Chiara Kovarik, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Jemimah Njuki, and Agnes Quisumbing

Ownership of assets is important for poverty alleviation, and women’s control of assets is associated with positive development outcomes at the household and individual levels. This research was undertaken to provide guidance for...

- Gashaw Tadesse Abate, Shahidur Rashid, Carlo Borzaga, and Kindie Getnet

Financial cooperatives and microfinance institutions (MFIs) are the two major sources of rural finance in Ethiopia. Whereas MFIs are relatively new, financial cooperatives have existed for centuries in various forms. The coexistence of two...

- Samuel Benin

Use of mechanization in African agriculture has returned strongly to the development agenda, particularly following the recent high food prices crisis. Many developing country governments—including Ghana, the case study of this paper—...

- Purnima Menon, Rahul Rawat, and Marie Ruel

Background. The evidence base on the impact of large-scale infant and young child feeding (IYCF) and nutrition programs is limited, partly due to the challenges of rigorously evaluating complex programs including multiple...

- Mateusz Filipski, Dale Manning, J. Edward Taylor, Xinshen Diao, and Angga Pradesha

Despite years of development interventions, agricultural productivity in Africa south of the Sahara still trails far behind all other continents, leaving many rural populations in dire poverty. This suggests that our understanding of the impacts...

- Guush Berhane, John Hoddinott, Neha Kumar, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse

This report assesses the impact of the Productive Safety Net, Other Food Security and Household Asset Building Programs on food security, assets, and agricultural production. It also examines whether these have led to investments in new nonfarm...

- John Hoddinott, Guush Berhane, Daniel O. Gilligan, Neha Kumar and Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse

Ethiopia's Food Security Programme provides income transfers through public works in its Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) as well as targeted services provided through the Other Food Security Programme (OFSP) and, later, the Household...

- Guush Berhane, John Hoddinott, Neha Kumar, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, Michael Tedla Diressie, Yisehac Yohannes, Rachel Sabates-Wheeler, Mulugeta Handino, Jeremy Lind

This report documents progress in the implementation of the Productive Safety Nets Programme (PSNP) and the Household Assets Building Programme (HABP) and assesses trends in perceptions of the effectiveness and transparency of the PSNP and HABP...

- Harold Alderman, Daniel O. Gilligan and Kim Lehrer

There is a general consensus that food for education (FFE) programs increase primary school participation. Although this view is widely held, there is limited causal evidence to support it. Moreover, little is known about how the design of FFE...

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