This was the second workshop on Advanced Methods in Impact Assessment, a multi-center CGIAR short course sponsored by the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA). The goal was to raise the standards of impact assessment approaches and promote their application by social and bio-physical scientists at the CGIAR Centers. The workshop was team taught by Kathy Baylis, Mary Arends-Keunning, Anna Josephson, and myself.
|Session 1A - Introduction to Impact Evaluation||755.82 KB|
|Session 1B - The Challenge of Impact Assessment||1.29 MB|
|Session 2A - Randomized Control Trials||1.54 MB|
|Session 2B - Matching Estimators||1.19 MB|
|Session 3A - Difference in Differences||907.68 KB|
|Session 3B - Instrumental Variables||904.94 KB|
|Session 4A - Panel Data||1.49 MB|
|Session 4B - Regression Discontinuity and Heterogeneity||682.53 KB|
|Session 5A - Survey Design with ODK||1.43 MB|
|Session 5B - Final Thoughts||837.7 KB|
This course demonstrates the practical application of the economic theory and techniques developed in your previous courses. On-going and published research is used to teach the step by step process of using economic theory to understand and analyze issues in the agricultural sector. Additionally, current issues and policies are selected to guide you through the process of translating an economic problem into a researchable question.