Impact Evaluation and Causal Inference for Agricultural and Environmental Interventions

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This training workshop is designed to provide an overview of impact evaluation methodologies and their application to agricultural and environmental interventions, with a heavy emphasis on applications to developing countries. Starting from a conceptual discussion of the difficulties in making causal statements about the impact of an intervention, it will then proceed with a discussion of the potential for experimental approaches to address issues of causal inference. It will then continue by discussing three quasi-experimental approaches to impact evaluation: difference-in-differences, propensity score matching and regression discontinuity designs (and its relation with instrumental variables). Facilitator: Dr. Paulo Santos (Monash University).
Period10 Feb 202011 Feb 2020
Event typeWorkshop
Conference number64
LocationPerth, Australia, Western AustraliaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational