Impact Evaluation in Practice by Paul J. Gertler, Sebastian Martinez, Patrick Premand, Laura B. Rawlings, Christel M. J. Vermeersch is available for purchase
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Impact Evaluation in Practice presents a non-technical overview of how to design and use impact evaluation to build more effective programs to alleviate poverty and improve people’s lives. The goal is to further the ability of policymakers and practitioners to use impact evaluations to help make policy decisions based on evidence of what works the most effectively
The book is accompanied by a set of training material -- including videos and power point presentations -- developed for the “Turning Promises to Evidence” workshop series of the Office of the Chief Economist for Human Development.
"If more practitioners and policy makers read this handbook, we will have better policies and results in many countries.” -Gonzalo Hernández Licona, Executive Secretary, National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (CONEVAL), Mexico.
The book was made possible thanks to support from the Spanish Impact Evaluation Fund.
Impact Evaluation workshop series: “Turning Promises to Evidence”