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Postgraduate Visit Day, School of International Development on 18 January

How to evaluate the impact of International Development? A talk on Postgraduate Taught Programmes and the MSc in Impact Evaluation.

Ben D’Exelle will talk on the MSc in Impact Evaluation and on how to measure the impact of development interventions.  Impact evaluation has become an important tool in development research and policy making, with donor agencies and developing country governments increasingly committed to using evidence of impact. Evidence-based policy requires understanding of who benefits from interventions, by how much, why, and under what circumstances.

Ben co-directs the MSc in Impact Evaluation. His research is in development economics and behavioural and experimental economics, including work on social networks in Tanzania and Nicaragua.  He has conducted research on repayment in microfinance, the politics of brokerage of aid flows, distributive conflicts in irrigation systems, and the functioning of rural markets. His recent publications include:

D’Exelle, B., Van Campenhout, B. and Lecoutere, E. "Modernization and Time Preferences in Tanzania: Evidence from a Large-Scale Elicitation Exercise", Journal of Development Studies, (Forthcoming).

D’Exelle, B. and Holvoet, N. "Gender and Network Formation in Rural Nicaragua: A Village Case Study", Feminist Economics 17(2), 31-61, 2011.

The talk will be held on 18 January, 2-3pm in Elizabeth Fry Building 1.02.  For more information and to reserve a place at the open day you can sign up online LINK DOESN'T WORK IN CHROME