PRESENTATION: Moving Beyond ‘Faint Evidence’: Assessing Gender Differences in the Impact of Entrepreneurship Training in Tanzania, Sep 2016

The MasterCard Foundation, University of Minnesota
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Sep 29, 2016

How can you make claims about the impact of a training program without a comparison group?  This session will focus on how to apply propensity score matching as one tool to assess the impact of youth entrepreneurship training programs.  This methodological approach was used and then disaggregated by gender to reveal important differences in outcomes for female youth in Tanzania.  This session is most suited to participants who have some familiarity with evaluation and research design, though the session does not require participants to have advanced statistical skills.  This session will be highly interactive, with opportunity for participants to discuss applications of this method to their own field settings.




Tricia Williams, Senior Manager, Research, Evaluation and Learning, The MasterCard Foundation (Canada)

Nancy Pellowski Wiger, Researcher, University of Minnesota (USA)

Acacia Nikoi, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Minnesota (USA)

Monitoring & Evaluation
Sub-Saharan Africa