IFAD IMPACT ASSESSMENT - Project for Rural Income through Exports (PRICE): Rwanda

Mabiso, A., Abouaziza, M., Wood, B. D.K. Balint, T. 2018. Project for rural income through exports (PRICE), Rwanda. Impact Assessment Report. IFAD, Rome, Italy.

81 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2019

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Athur Mabiso

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Mohamed Abouaziza

Independent

Benjamin Wood

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation

Tim Balint

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

This report presents results of an ex-post impact assessment (IA) of select components of the PRICE project relating to coffee, horticulture and financial services. The IA was conducted between May 2017 and July 2018 and used both qualitative and quantitative research methods. The current report mainly focuses on the quantitative results, while drawing on some of the insights from the qualitative survey. The quantitative results are based on secondary panel data of 85 coffee cooperatives observed over six years between 2012 and 2017 (510 observations) and two cross-sectional primary datasets collected using household surveys in 2018: (i) a sample of 2894 coffee farmers who are members of the coffee cooperatives observed over six years and (ii) 1584 horticulture farmers for the horticulture-finance component. We used a variety of quasi experimental and non-experimental design methods to estimate our results, namely difference-in-difference estimations for the cooperative-level panel data, inverse probability weight matching and entropy balancing approaches for the coffee household data, and regression discontinuity design for the horticulture-finance data.

Keywords: Impact assessment, Rural development, Cash crops, Rural communities, Price policies

Suggested Citation

Mabiso, Athur and Abouaziza, Mohamed and Wood, Benjamin and Balint, Tim, IFAD IMPACT ASSESSMENT - Project for Rural Income through Exports (PRICE): Rwanda (2018). Mabiso, A., Abouaziza, M., Wood, B. D.K. Balint, T. 2018. Project for rural income through exports (PRICE), Rwanda. Impact Assessment Report. IFAD, Rome, Italy. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3389387

Athur Mabiso (Contact Author)

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

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Mohamed Abouaziza

Independent

Benjamin Wood

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation ( email )

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Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Tim Balint

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ( email )

Via Paolo di Dono
Rome, 00142
Italy

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