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Development Drums Episode 21: Randomized Evaluation

Owen Barder and Rachel Glennerster

Summary: In this edition of Development drums, Owen talks to Rachel Glennerster, Director of the Poverty Action Lab, about rigorous evaluation of development programmes.

Rachel explains how rigorous evaluation techniques can give important insights into the effectiveness of development programmes. She explains the role (and limitations) of randomised controlled trials, and she addresses some of the criticisms of this kind of evaluation.

Type: Website Links

Theme: Evaluation and Research Methodologies

Contibuted by: Simon Hearn, on: 22 Apr 2010


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