Impact Evaluation of Productive Use – An Implementation Guideline for Electrification Projects

34 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2011

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Jörg Peters

RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research; University of Passau - Business Administration and Economics

Christoph M. Schmidt

RWI - Leibniz-Insitut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI Essen); Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Gunther Bensch

RWI Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

Date Written: August 1, 2011

Abstract

There is a consensus in the international community that rural electrification and, in particular, the productive use of electricity contributes to poverty alleviation. At the same time, efforts to evaluate the impacts of development projects have increased substantially. This paper provides a hands-on guide for designing evaluation studies regarding the impacts of productive electricity usage. Complementary to the existing literature on evaluation methods, this guide familiarizes project managers with the concrete steps that have to be undertaken to plan and implement an evaluation. The guide comprises three modules based on enterprise surveys and on anecdotal case studies. For each module, the implementation is described on a step-by-step basis including conceptual issues as well as logistics and methodological questions.

Keywords: development effectiveness, productive electricity use, survey design, monitoring and evaluation

JEL Classification: O22

Suggested Citation

Peters, Jörg and Schmidt, Christoph M. and Bensch, Gunther, Impact Evaluation of Productive Use – An Implementation Guideline for Electrification Projects (August 1, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1919477 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1919477

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