IV-c Quantitative Impact Evaluation

Prerequisite: Completion of I-b “Introduction to Quantitative Data Analysis” or working knowledge of inferential statistics.

This workshop introduces IPDET students to randomized-control-trials (RCT) and non-experimental quantitative approaches used by social scientists to assess the causal impacts of interventions in developing countries. This is an applied workshop aimed at developing quantitative skills in program evaluation methods and practice. After completing this workshop, students will be able to assess the impacts of RCT interventions, understand the role of counterfactuals in program evaluation, compute average treatment impacts using actual interventions in developing countries, summarize and interpret the data and results gathered from an impact evaluation, acknowledge the differences among alternative empirical evaluation methods, and handle statistical software for impact evaluation.