Course description

This course will focus on the evaluation of social programs and will provide a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations. Through a combination of lectures and case studies from real randomized evaluations, the course will focus on the benefits of randomization, will present different methods of randomization and will describe the necessary steps that one must follow when designing an impact evaluation. The choice of appropriate sample size will also be discussed, as well as the most common threats and pitfalls to the validity of the experiment.