Internal versus External Validity in Rigorous Policy Impact Evaluations: Do We Have to Choose?

Can researchers give policymakers the right information about what is and is not working for the nation as a whole, especially when research is limited to select pockets of the country? This is not as impossible as it sounds.

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Black Boxes, the Counterfactual, and Bringing Order to RCTs

Abt evaluation experts are engaged in discussions to advance the leading edge of evaluation methods. Recently, Laura Peck and Allan Porowski shared insights on the American Evaluation Association blog AEA365.

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Expenses - the Neglected Half of the Household Budget Equation

To get a full picture of the economic challenges facing Americans of different incomes, we need to consider incomes and expenses together, especially rising expenses for housing, education and health care.

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Closing the Energy Access Gap in Sub-Saharan Africa

Approximately 1.2 billion people live outside of electrical grids. Of those people, 621 million are in Sub-Saharan Africa. This population meets their electricity needs by spending approximately U.S. $27 billion annually on kerosene, candles, battery torches, and or other fossil fuels powered by stopgap technologies.

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