DAC Coherence First Thoughts

The OECD-DAC recently added to its list of evaluation criteria—the [...]

By |2019-12-13T14:06:47-05:00December 12th, 2019|Opinion, Research|Comments Off on DAC Coherence First Thoughts

SEEP 2017: Creating Commercial Farmers

Building scalable and sustainable food systems presents many challenges along farming value chains – not least of which is the point where our small holder famers interact with agricultural inputs. For an isolated farmer with limited education, making wise choices about farming can be challenging, meaning that many farmers fall short of the mark when it comes to running successful commercial enterprises.

By |2017-09-27T13:47:48-04:00September 27th, 2017|Research|Comments Off on SEEP 2017: Creating Commercial Farmers

Grad Fellow Notes: STATA’s Command -coefplot-

The coefplot command allows you to plot results from estimation commands. It is a user package, so you will have to find and install it by inputting into the Stata command line: findit coefplot

By |2017-08-07T11:03:02-04:00August 30th, 2017|Analysis, Data Viz, Graduate Fellow, Research, STATA, Statistics|Comments Off on Grad Fellow Notes: STATA’s Command -coefplot-

Grad Fellow Notes: Interaction Terms in STATA

While using hashtags is simpler than generating the interaction term as a new variable, there is a necessary rule to remember: use the variable prefixes. In Stata, -i.[variable]- indicates that the variable is categorical, and -c.[variable]- indicates a continuous variable. Because the hashtag code assumes the variables in the interaction term are categorical, it is necessary to define numerical variables as numerical with the -c.- prefix. Wage = β0 + β1Education + β2Minority + β3Education*Minority + ε

By |2017-08-07T10:39:51-04:00August 8th, 2017|Analysis, Research, Statistics|Comments Off on Grad Fellow Notes: Interaction Terms in STATA

The Impact of “No Impact” Evaluations

With the steady rise of the number of impact evaluations (IEs) per year, it should come as no surprise that not every single IE will show a positive impact.

By |2017-08-07T11:02:27-04:00July 24th, 2017|Graduate Fellow, Opinion, RCT, Research|Comments Off on The Impact of “No Impact” Evaluations

Linear Probability Models

Introduction It is often the case in Impact Evaluation that [...]

By |2017-07-21T14:19:07-04:00June 25th, 2016|Analysis, Statistics|Comments Off on Linear Probability Models

What Next For Nepal?

From MercyCorps.org: We are excited to release Mercy Corps’ newest research, [...]

By |2015-12-15T11:43:38-05:00December 15th, 2015|Research|Comments Off on What Next For Nepal?