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How can policymakers draw on the available evidence, both from their local context and from the global base of impact evaluations in other locations, to make the most informed decision about which programs to support? Mary Ann Bates and Rachel Glennerster set out a practical generalizability framework that policymakers can use to decide if, for example, an incentive program that boosted immunization rates in India makes sense in their context.
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How can we increase profits and improve livelihoods for 500 million smallholder farming households around the world—the most common occupation for people living under US$2 a day?
GiveDirectly has expanded its cash transfer program, which was found in a randomized evaluation to have improved economic and psychological well-being in Kenya, to reach over 60,000 households in rural Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda since 2013.
842 evaluaciones en curso y terminados en 80 países
Why theory-driven research questions are important when evaluating programs: https://t.co/hx6vmC9dnV @RunningREs...
Key pieces of the #generalizability framework: local conditions, generalized behavior lessons, local implementation: ...
A practical framework that breaks down the question: “Will this program work here?” https://t.co/hx6vmC9dnV #...
How do you draw on #evidence to make the most informed policy decision? (Really, how?) https://t.co/hx6vmCqOft...
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- New paper - J-PAL's Rachel Glennerster and Mary Ann Bates discuss "The Generalizability Puzzle": How to adapt evidence to local contexts. https://j-p.al/2qgtLib 1 day 23 hours ago.
- New research on: -Energy efficiency programs -Cognitive behavioral therapy -Job training & more in the latest J-PAL Research Newsletter https://j-p.al/2rwtOtK 2 days 21 hours ago.
- Why use randomized controlled trials to evaluate the impact of social programs? Check out this video from J-PAL North America; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxqw2Pgm7s8 4 days 6 hours ago.