The Government of Senegal’s on-going school feeding program (SFP) provides support to schools in the form of food, cash, or vouchers. The primary goal of the program is to improve children’s nutrition and health, school attendance, and capacity to learn.
Consultancy to Develop a Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation (LEWIE) Model for Malawi
Kagin’s Consulting LLC, together with the International Food Policy Research Institute, will develop a Local Economy-wide modeling framework covering a series of districts in Malawi and implement a series of quantitative modeling analyses of the multiplier impacts of two interventions: rural road improvement and matching grants to private-sector agriculture firms who engage smallholders in commercial value chains. This work will support the Millennium Challenge Corporation compact development process in this country.
The World Food Programme’s (WFP) total portfolio in Regional Bureau Nairobi (RBN) countries is more than USD 2 billion annually. In 2019, the RBN region moved 1.1 million MT of food throughout the region. It disbursed USD 270 million in cash to 5.4 million beneficiaries in the countries covered by RBN. . It procured and supplied more than 500,000 MT of food from local, regional, and global sources.
Assessing the Economic Impacts of Protected Areas on Regional Economies in Zambia, Fiji, Nepal, and Brazil
Protected areas serve as a critical refuge for endangered biological resources. They also can create economic benefits as nature tourist destinations. Benefits include park entry fees and the income tourists spend at lodges and other tourism businesses, but they also include the many indirect effects that visitor spending creates for businesses and households around the parks and in nearby market towns.
This project seeks to support the World Food Programme (WFP) in better understanding economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on households and at the local economy level. It aims to facilitate country-specific situation analysis as a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak, but is also a continuation of the previous assignment (May 1st-Nov 30th 2019); hence, it provides a basis for improvements and adjustments of the current version of the Integrated Demand Analysis Platform (IDAP), as well.
Includes studies carried out with the IADB, World Bank, FAO, UNICEF, and other organizations
This book and accompanying website show how to use general-equilibrium simulation methods to document direct and spillover effects of government policies, development projects, and other treatments. This book won the AAEA Quality of Communications Award.
This article in the recent Handbook of Agricultural Economics reviews studies of impacts of agricultural interventions as well as of other treatments on agricultural outcomes, showing that no single tool is sufficient to evaluate impacts; different methods are appropriate in different situations; all methods have weakness as well as strengths; and combinations of approaches often can offer a deeper and more reliable understanding of impacts than stand-alone methods.
A local economy-wide impact evaluation (LEWIE) simulation model is used to quantify the full impact of a large-scale oil palm production and processing project on residents of Bugala Island in Uganda’s Kalangala District. We use an econometric analysis of data collected from grower and non-grower households to validate findings on selected outcomes.
This paper was written to make development practitioners aware of simulation approaches for tourism impact analysis and of how to integrate these approaches into their project proposals, budgets, and terms of reference for expert consultants. Simulation approaches are particularly useful when experimental or economic approaches for project evaluation are not feasible.