An Impact Evaluation Design for the Millennium Village Project in Northern Ghana

Published on 25 March 2013

The Initial Design Document sets out the conceptual approach and methodological for the independent impact evaluation a new Millennium Villages Project in Northern Ghana. The document is accompanied by three appendices which look at: Quantitative Data Collection Instruments, Qualitative Methods and Tools, and Quality Assurance Protocols and Templates.

The evaluation will use a difference-in-difference (DD) approach, by comparing the change in outcomes in the MVP areas before implementation to post-implementation, with changes in the same outcomes for an explicit control group.

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For more information about the impact evaluation, visit the Millennium Villages Northern Ghana Impact Evaluation project page.


Chris Barnett

Honorary Associate

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International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)
Masset, E., Barnett, C., Archarya, A. and Dogbe, T.
Journal of Development Effectiveness


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