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Advancing Evidence-based Policymaking in Africa.

CAPI in Somalia

Transitioning to Computer Assisted Survey: Experience from Zerihun Associates in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Transitioning to Computer Assisted Survey: Experience from Zerihun Associates   Mesay Girma and Abebual Demilew In recent decade there are an increasing number of household surveys being carried out in developing countries, generating a lot of important data but their quality is far from acceptable. This is where using CAPI or Computer-Assisted Personal Interviews comes […]

Community engagement through supportive feedback and non­monetary incentives: a randomised controlled trial in Ethiopia

Authors: Abebual Demilew, Besfat Wodajo, Margaret McConnell and Saugato Datta Project Description Zerihun Associates is partnering with Marie Stopes International Ethiopia (MSIE) and ideas42, a non-profit firm that uses behavioral science to improve social outcomes, to increase child immunization rates in Ethiopia. Despite substantial economic progress, only 24% of Ethiopian children aged 12-13 months are […]

Critiquing Ethiopian LSMS-ISA Agriculture Module

A Brief Overview of the LSMS-ISA Agriculture Module: From the perspective of someone trying to identify adopters from non-adopters of specific agricultural technology Abebual Demilew* Critiquing LSMS-ISA survey agriculture module in four hours is a daunting exercise. LSMS-ISA surveys are one of the most robust and high quality survey instruments available, and the LSMS-ISA team […]

Food Distribution, Skill Development, and Financial Services: An Impact Evaluation

Abstract [Click Here to read the full paper] Livelihood development is critical in a post-conflict situation as in Southern Sudan. Returning from camps, a good portion of these internally displaced people are facing lack of employment opportunities along with acute shortage of basic services. In an effort to design an effective approach the extreme poor […]

Addressing Quality of Education in Ethiopian Primary Schools: A microsimulation model

Conclusion and Policy Lessons [Click here to access full document] The evidence form this micro-simulation modeling shows large potential gain from Targeted Instruction Community Tutors (TICT) intervention. The evidence unambiguously signals the need to focus on basic literacy skills and teaching to the right level. To commit to the idea that every child can master the […]

Possession and Usage of Insecticidal Bed Nets among the People of Uganda: Is BRAC Uganda Health Programme Pursuing a Pro-Poor Path?

Possession and Usage of Insecticidal Bed Nets among the People of Uganda: Is BRAC Uganda Health Programme Pursuing a Pro-Poor Path? Abebual Zerihun and Syed Masud Ahmed  Abstract The use of insecticidal bed nets is found to be an effective public health tool for control of malaria, especially for under-five children and pregnant women. BRAC, […]

Application of Multiple Rigorous Methods in Impact Evaluation

The Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescent Girls (ELA) program is a BRAC-led initiative to promote the social and economic empowerment of adolescent girls and young women in low income countries (Uganda and Tanzania). These programs are seen as pilots in which to experiment with innovative approaches, measure the results, and provide evidence for possible scaling-up […]