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Impact Evaluation in Practice, Second Edition

By Gertler, Paul J. , Martinez, Sebastian , Premand, Patrick , Rawlings, Laura B. and Vermeersch, Christel M. J.

The World Bank, September 2016

The second edition of the Impact Evaluation in Practice handbook is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to impact evaluation for policy makers and development practitioners. First published in 2011, it has been used widely across the development and academic communities. The book incorporates real-world examples to present practical guidelines for designing and implementing impact evaluations. Readers will gain an understanding of impact evaluations and the best ways to use them to design evidence-based policies and programs. The updated version covers the newest techniques for evaluating programs and includes state-of-the-art implementation advice, as well as an expanded set of examples and case studies that draw on recent development challenges. It also includes new material on research ethics and partnerships to conduct impact evaluation. The handbook is divided into four sections: Part One discusses what to evaluate and why; Part Two presents the main impact evaluation methods; Part Three addresses how to manage impact evaluations; Part Four reviews impact evaluation sampling and data collection. Case studies illustrate different applications of impact evaluations. The book links to complementary instructional material available online, including an applied case as well as questions and answers. The updated second edition will be a valuable resource for the international development community, universities, and policy makers looking to build better evidence around what works in development.

URL: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/25030

Courtesy: World Bank

World Development, Volume-88, Issue-1, December 2016


Editorial Advisory Board

Institutions, Foreign Direct Investment, and Domestic Investment: Crowding Out or Crowding In? by Kristine Farla, Denis de Crombrugghe, Bart Verspagen

Response to ‘Institutions, Foreign Direct Investment, and Domestic Investment: Crowding Out or Crowding In?by  Oliver Morrissey, Manop Udomkerdmongkol

Can Multinational Enterprises Light up Developing Countries?: Evidences from the Access to Electricity in sub-Saharan Africa by Matilde D’Amelio, Paola Garrone, Lucia Piscitello

Assessing Gender Inequality in Food Security among Small-holder Farm Households in urban and rural South Africa by Byela Tibesigwa, Martine Visser

The Good Life, Affluence, and Self-reported Happiness: Introducing the Good Life Index and Debunking Two Popular Myths by Jan Delhey, Leonie C. Steckermeier

Where do Property Rights Matter More? Explaining the Variation in Demand for Property Titles across Cities in Mexico by Paavo Monkkonen

The Effects of Migration on Collective Action in the Commons: Evidence from Rural China by Yahua Wang, Chunliang Chen, Eduardo Araral

Political Determinants of State Capacity in Latin America by Davide Grassi, Vincenzo Memoli

Television is More Effective in Bringing Behavioral Change: Evidence from Heat-Wave Awareness Campaign in India by Saudamini Das

The Less Extreme, the More You Leave: Radical Islam and Willingness to Migrate by Chiara Falco, Valentina Rotondi

Natural Resources and Economic Growth: A Meta-Analysis by Tomas Havranek, Roman Horvath, Ayaz Zeynalov

Achieving Sustainability and Development through Collective Action? An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of the Bore Pool Sharing Program on Farm Incomes and Crop Choices by Deepa Pradhan, Ram Ranjan

Does Gender Equality Promote Social Trust? An Empirical Analysis by Seo-Young Cho

“As a Husband I Will Love, Lead, and Provide.” Gendered Access to Land in Ghana by Isabel Brigitte Lambrecht

Corrigendum to “Can Informal Firms Hurt Registered SMEs’ Access to Credit?”  by Isabelle Distinguin, Clovis Rugemintwari, Ruth Tacneng

URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0305750X/88

Courtesy: Elsevier


Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Volume 42, Issue1, Autumn 2016


Pleasure and Danger: Sexual Freedom and Feminism in the Twenty-First Century

Introduction: The Dangers of a Metaphor—Beyond the Battlefield in the Sex Wars by Suzanna Danuta Walters

Retrospective: Tangled Up in Pleasure and Danger by Alice Echols

Beyond Barnard: Liberalism, Antipornography Feminism, and the Sex Wars by  Lorna Norman Bracewell

The Pleasures of Dangerous Criticism: Interpreting Andrea Dworkin as a Literary Critic by Leah Claire Allen

Vulnerability and Victimization: Rethinking Key Concepts in Feminist Discourses on Sexual Violence By Erinn Cunniff Gilson

The Stickiness of Sex Work: Pleasure, Habit, and Intersubstantiality in South India by Kimberly Walters

Sex Toys after NAFTA: Transnational Class Politics, Erotic Consumerism, and the Economy of Female Pleasure in Mexico City by Jennifer Tyburczy

Queering Sugar: Kara Walker’s Sugar Sphinx and the Intractability of Black Female Sexuality by Amber Jamilla Musser

Shock and Consent in a Feminist Avant-Garde: Kathleen Hanna Reads Kathy Acker by Anna Ioanes

Judging Women’s Sexual Agency: Contemporary Sex Wars in the Legal Terrain of Prostitution and Polygamy By Melanie Heath, Jessica Braimoh, Julie Gouweloos

“I Get Paid to Have Orgasms”: Adult Webcam Models’ Negotiation of Pleasure and Danger By Angela Jones

URL: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/signs/2016/42/1

Courtesy: University of Chicago Press

Population Studies, Volume 70, Issue 2, 2016


The effect of long-term migration dynamics on population structure in England & Wales and Scotland by

Michael Murphy

The impact of water supply and sanitation on infant mortality: Individual-level evidence from Tartu, Estonia, 1897–1900 by  Hannaliis Jaadla & Allan Puur

A cost of living longer: Projections of the effects of prospective mortality improvement on economic support ratios for 14 advanced economies by Nick Parr, Jackie Li & Leonie Tickle

Forecasting differences in life expectancy by education by Pieter van Baal, Frederik Peters, Johan Mackenbach & Wilma Nusselder

Number of children and later-life mortality among Finns born 1938–50 by Elina Einiö, Jessica Nisén & Pekka Martikainen

An investigation of the unexpectedly high fertility of secular, native-born Jews in Israel by Barbara S. Okun

Optimization models for degrouping population data by Silvia Bermúdez & Rafael Blanquero

URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rpst20/70/2?nav=tocList

Courtesy: Taylor and Francis Online

Oxford Economic Papers, Volume 68, Issue 3, July 2016


Food price volatility and its consequences: introduction by Rabah Arezki, Karim El Aynaoui, Yaw Nyarko, and Francis Teal

Global food prices and domestic inflation: some cross-country evidence by Davide Furceri, Prakash Loungani, John Simon, and Susan M. Wachter

Analysing food price trends in the context of Engel’s Law and the Prebisch-Singer hypothesis By John Baffes and Xiaoli L. Etienne

Are grain markets in Niger driven by speculation? By Catherine Araujo Bonjean and Catherine Simonet

Seasonality in local food markets and consumption: evidence from Tanzania By Jonathan Kaminski, Luc Christiaensen, and Christopher L. Gilbert

Food imports, international prices, and violence in Africa by Stijn van Weezel

Implications of food subsistence for monetary policy and inflation By Rafael Portillo, Luis-Felipe Zanna, Stephen O’Connell, and Richard Peck

Managing food price volatility in a large open country: the case of wheat in India By Christophe Gouel, Madhur Gautam, and Will J. Martin

Food security, welfare, and partial de-regulation of parastatals by Steve McCorriston and Donald MacLaren

URL: http://oep.oxfordjournals.org/content/68/3.toc

Courtesy: Oxford University Press

The World Economy, Volume 39, Issue 8, August 2016


Issue Information

Export Performance and Access to Intermediate Inputs: The Case of Rules of Origin Liberalisation by Anna Andersson

Does the Quality of Investment Protection Affect FDI Flows to Developing Countries? Evidence from Latin America  by Jay Dixon and Paul Alexander Haslam

Wage and Price Dynamics in China by Carsten A. Holz and Aaron Mehrotra

Public Opinion Distribution and Party Competition in US Trade Policy by Gary Winslett

Are Trade Preferences more Effective than Aid in Supporting Exports? Evidence from the ‘Everything But Arms’ Preference Scheme by Katerina Gradeva and Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso

Banking Soundness Indicators and Sovereign Risk in Time of Crisis: The Case of the European Union by Purificación Parrado-Martínez, Antonio Partal-Ureña and Pilar Gómez Fernández-Aguado

Agricultural Policies and Trade Paths in Turkey  by Donald Larson, Will Martin, Sebnem Sahin and Marinos Tsigas

Assessing Regional Risks From Pandemic Influenza: A Scenario Analysis  by George Verikios, Maura Sullivan, Pane Stojanovski, James Giesecke and Gordon Woo

Central Bank Intervention, Exchange Rate Regime and the Purchasing Power Parity by Luke Lin and Chun I. Lee

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/twec.2016.39.issue-8/issuetoc

Courtesy: Wiley Online Library

Sociological Bulletin, Vol. 65, No. 2, May – August 2016


The myth of the ‘integral’ in anthropology by Bernd Pflug

‘Live simply that all may simply live’: Rethinking the environmental paradigms through select dalit autobiograhies by Riya Mukherjee and Smita Jha

Gender regimes and employment commitment: A cross national comparison across twenty countries by Shibashis Mukherjee

Educational and occupational careers of school teachwers in Goa, India by Alka Mavlankar

Folk practices of the Khasi tribe: A description of jingrawai lawbei in kongthong village by Piyashi Dutta and Kedilezo Kikhi

Doing sociology: Some persistent questions by Maitrayee  Chaudhuri

Life and works of Ramakrishna Mukherjee: A preliminary appreciation by Surendra Munshi

Courtesy: Sociological Society



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