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Introduction to the Special Feature: Evaluating the Impact of Agricultural Projects in Developing Countries
- Winters, Paul, Maffioli, Alessandro, Salazar, Lina
- Journal of agricultural economics 2011 v.62 no.2 pp. 393-402
- agricultural programs and projects, developing countries, economists
- This article provides an introduction to the special feature on impact evaluation of agricultural projects in developing countries. The special feature is motivated by an increased interest in impact evaluation both within the economics profession and the development community. The article highlights methodological issues in conducting such evaluations and discusses the current literature that empirically assesses the effectiveness of agricultural projects. A synthesis of the articles presented in the special feature and their contribution to the literature are noted as well as conclusions on the next steps in evaluating agricultural projects in developing countries.