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Evaluations by Country


The collection of impact evaluations presented here is not intended to be a comprehensive catalogue of impact evaluations conducted at the World Bank; rather it highlights some of the recently completed and ongoing impact evaluation initiatives. (Use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF files). The impact evaluations are organized on this page according to country. See Evaluations by Sector to find these impact evaluations organized by sector.



COUNTRY

DATE

TITLE


Argentina

Jul 1999

Income Gains to the Poor from Welfare: Estimates for Argentina's Trabajar Program, by Jyotsna Jalan and Martin Ravallion (2Mb PDF)

Jul 2001

Do Workfare Participants Recover Quickly from Retrenchment?, by Martin Ravallion, Emanuela Galasso, Teodoro Lazo, and Ernesto Philipp

Sep 2001

Assisting the Transition from Workfare to Work: Argentina's Proempleo Experiment, by Emanuela Galasso, Martin Ravallion, and Agustin Salvia (71Kb PDF)

Armenia

Sep 2001

Letting Communities Take the Lead: A Cross-Country Evaluation of Social Fund Performance, by Lynne Sherburne-Benz, Julie Van Domelen, and Laura Rawlings. This study compares the impact evaluation designs in Armenia, Bolivia, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru and Zambia.

May 2002

Supporting Communities in Transition: The Impact of the Armenia Social Investment Fund, by Robert Chase

Bangladesh

Jul 1998

Bangladesh Food for Education Program: Evaluating a Targeted Social Program When Placement is Decentralized, by Martin Ravallion and Quentin Wodon (1Mb PDF)

Jul 1999

Assessing the Impact of Micro-credit on Poverty and Vulnerability in Bangladesh, by Hassan Zaman

May 2000

Does Microfinance Really Help the Poor? New Evidence from Flagship Programs in Bangladesh, from Annex 1.2 of the Impact Evaluation Handbook (43Kb PDF)

Jul 2001

SAPRI - Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Initiative, a research initiative (World Bank website)

Bolivia

Sep 1998

Bolivian Social Investment Fund: An Analysis of Baseline Data for Impact Evaluation, by Menno Pradhan, Laura Rawlings, and Geert Ridder

Sep 2001

Letting Communities Take the Lead: A Cross-Country Evaluation of Social Fund Performance, by Lynne Sherburne-Benz, Julie Van Domelen, and Laura Rawlings. This study compares the impact evaluation designs in Armenia, Bolivia, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru and Zambia.

China

Jun 2001

Community Programs and Women's Participation: The Chinese Experience, by David Coady, Xinyi Dai, and Limin Wang

Colombia

Mar 2000

Impact Evaluation of Education Reforms, a research initiative aimed at evaluating the impact of educational reforms in Colombia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Pakistan and Tanzania. (World Bank website)

Czech Republic

May 2000

Impact of Active Labor Programs: Czech Republic, from Annex 1.5 of the Impact Evaluation Handbook (50Kb PDF)

East Africa

Feb 2004

Impact Evaluation in East Africa: Taking Stock, by Arianna Legovini, a full stocktaking of impact evaluation studies in the eastern part of Africa (and a partial listing of studies from western Africa).

Ecuador

Jul 2001

SAPRI - Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Initiative, a research initiative (World Bank website)

El Salvador

Mar 2000

Impact Evaluation of Education Reforms, a research initiative aimed at evaluating the impact of educational reforms in Colombia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Pakistan and Tanzania. (World Bank website)

Ghana

Jul 2001

SAPRI - Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Initiative, a research initiative (World Bank website)

Honduras

Jul 1999

Ex-Post Evaluation of the Honduras Social Investment Fund (FHIS 2), by Ian Walker, Rafael del Cid, Fidel Ordoñez and Florencia Rodríguez

Sep 2001

Letting Communities Take the Lead: A Cross-Country Evaluation of Social Fund Performance, by Lynne Sherburne-Benz, Julie Van Domelen, and Laura Rawlings. This study compares the impact evaluation designs in Armenia, Bolivia, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru and Zambia.

Hungary

Jul 2001

SAPRI - Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Initiative, a research initiative (World Bank website)

Indonesia

Mar 2002

Did Social Safety Net Scholarships Reduce Drop-Out Rates during the Indonesian Economic Crisis, by Lisa Cameron

Jamaica

Oct 1999

Jamaica's Food Stamp Program: Impacts on Poverty and Welfare, by Kene Ezemenari and Kalanidhi Subbarao

Oct 2001

The Social Impact of Social Funds in Jamaica: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Participation, Targeting and Collective Action in Community Driven Development, by Vijayendra Rao and Ana-María Ibañez

Kenya

Apr 1999

Reconsidering the Evidence on Returns to T&V Extension in Kenya, by Madhur Gautam and Jock R. Anderson

Mar  2000

Textbooks and Test Scores: Evidence from a Prospective Evaluation in Kenya, from Annex 1.7 of the Impact Evaluation Handbook (36Kb PDF).

Mali

Jul 2001

SAPRI - Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Initiative, a research initiative (World Bank website)

Mexico

Mar 2000

The Impact of Mexico's Retraining Program on Employment and Wages PROBECAT, from Annex 1.9 of the Impact Evaluation Handbook (51Kb PDF). Read the full text.

Nicaragua

Mar 2000

Impact Evaluation of Education Reforms, a research initiative aimed at evaluating the impact of educational reforms in Colombia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Pakistan and Tanzania. (World Bank website)

Dec 2000

Nicaragua: Ex-Post Impact Evaluation of the Emergency Social Investment Fund (FISE), World Bank (PDF 7Mb)

Sep 2001

Letting Communities Take the Lead: A Cross-Country Evaluation of Social Fund Performance, by Lynne Sherburne-Benz, Julie Van Domelen, and Laura Rawlings. This study compares the impact evaluation designs in Armenia, Bolivia, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru and Zambia.

Pakistan

Dec 2000

Impact Evaluation of Education Reforms, a research initiative aimed at evaluating the impact of educational reforms in Colombia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Pakistan and Tanzania. (World Bank website)

Peru

Nov 1999

Do School Facilities Matter? The Case of the Peruvian Social Fund (FONCODES), by Christina Paxson and Norbert Schady

Sep 2001

Letting Communities Take the Lead: A Cross-Country Evaluation of Social Fund Performance, by Lynne Sherburne-Benz, Julie Van Domelen, and Laura Rawlings. This study compares the impact evaluation designs in Armenia, Bolivia, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru and Zambia.

Philippines

May 2000

Schooling Outcomes in Philippine Elementary Schools: Evaluation of the Impact of Four Experiments, from Annex 1.14 of the Impact Evaluation Handbook (48Kb PDF)

Tanzania

Dec 2000

Impact Evaluation of Education Reforms, a research initiative aimed at evaluating the impact of educational reforms in Colombia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Pakistan and Tanzania. (World Bank website)

Uganda

Jul 2001

SAPRI - Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Initiative, a research initiative (World Bank website)

Vietnam

May 2000

Assessing the Poverty Impact of Rural Roads Project in Vietnam, from Annex 1.15 of the Impact Evaluation Handbook (44Kb PDF)

Jan 2002

Impact Evaluation of a Rural Road Rehabilitation Project, by Dominique Van de Walle and Dorothyjean Cratty

Zambia

May 2000

Zambia Social Recovery Project: Evaluating the Household Impact, by Robert Chase and Lynne Sherburne-Benz

Sep 2001

Letting Communities Take the Lead: A Cross-Country Evaluation of Social Fund Performance, by Lynne Sherburne-Benz, Julie Van Domelen, and Laura Rawlings. This study compares the impact evaluation designs in Armenia, Bolivia, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru and Zambia.

Zimbabwe

Jul 2001

SAPRI - Structural Adjustment Participatory Review Initiative, a research initiative (World Bank website)


 

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