Development policy

The Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo) is a focal point for research on the impact of a range of specific interventions related to early child development, health, nutrition, skill acquisition and education, sanitation, credit and insurance, anti-poverty transfers, labour markets, consumption, and tax and benefits reforms in developing countries.

Work at the Centre is strongly grounded in economic theory and enriched by the development and use of innovative measurement tools and by collaboration with researchers from other disciplines. The Centre also provides support to institutions conducting evaluations and engages in advocacy on best practice in evaluations and on the design of interventions themselves.

 

Lift and shift: the effect of fundraising interventions in charity space and time

| Working Paper

Fundraising interventions may lift donations and/or shift their composition and timing, making it important to study their effect across charity space and time. We find that major fundraising appeals lift total donations, but surprisingly shift donations to other charities across time.

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The donation response to natural disasters

| Working Paper

In this paper we discuss a number of issues in linking measures of the scale of a disaster to the aid response, particularly taking account of outliers in both scale of disaster and aid.

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Evaluation of the nutritional embedding evaluation programme

| Report

An informational intervention in Western Kenya

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