In 2011, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) commissioned an impact evaluation of the Millennium Village Project (MVP) in Northern Ghana.
The original design foresaw three rounds of data collection: baseline (2012), mid-line (2014) and end-line (2016). In response to discussions with the Peer Review Group (PRG), two smaller household survey rounds were later added to the design for the ‘in-between’ years (2013, 2015).
These additional rounds focus on a subset of modules such as demographics, consumption and expenditure – and allow the evaluation team to achieve greater statistical power for these variables in order to detect relatively small effects of the intervention (Brown et al 2013). The baseline data was collected in 2012, and includes an analysis of the full dataset alongside qualitative assessments (Masset et al 2014).
This report summarises the second year of data collection (undertaken in 2013).