An impact evaluation design for the millennium villages project in Northern Ghana

Masset, Edoardo, Acharya, Arnab, Barnet, Chris and Dogbe, Tony (2013) An impact evaluation design for the millennium villages project in Northern Ghana. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 5 (2). pp. 137-157. ISSN 19439407

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This article details the design of an impact evaluation of the Millennium Villages Project in Northern Ghana. The evaluation is particularly challenging because the intervention cannot be randomised; it is clustered in a group of homogeneous communities and likely to generate spill-over effects. We propose a difference-in-differences design selecting control communities based on a propensity score and collecting five rounds of yearly data. We address a number of evaluation questions in relation to testing the breaking of the poverty trap, assessing project externalities, the role of qualitative research, cost-effectiveness and project synergies, sustainability and scalability in the presence of scale economies.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Evaluation design | Millennium Villages Project | Difference in differences | Poverty trap | Cost effectiveness
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Government and Public Policy
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2022 07:38
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2022 07:38
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