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3462. Measuring Impact of Programs that Raise Human Well-being

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: ARE 1150 or ECON 1200 or 1201. Not open to students who have completed ARE 3464.

Grading Basis: Graded

The theory and practice behind measuring impacts and costs of programs that raise human welfare through poverty alleviation, economic development, and social and environmental justice. Case studies will show how governments and organizations can best optimize programming. Examples include how to increase incomes and farm productivity, how to decrease disease and child mortality, and how to improve resilience to climate change. Topics include survey design, performance indicators, the logical framework and results matrix, sample design, impact evaluation methodologies and project appraisal.