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External validity and policy adaptation: from impact evaluation to policy design

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With the growing number of impact evaluations worldwide, the question of how to apply this evidence in policy making processes has arguably become the main challenge for evidence-based policy making. How can policy makers predict whether a policy will have the same impact in their context as it did elsewhere, and how should this influence the policy’s design and implementation? This paper suggests that failures of external validity (both in transporting and scaling up policy) can be understoo...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/wbro/lky010

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Blavatnik School of Government
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
World Bank Research Observer More from this journal
Volume:
35
Issue:
2
Pages:
158–191
Publication date:
2019-08-01
Acceptance date:
2018-11-13
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EISSN:
1564-6971
ISSN:
0257-3032
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:943536
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uuid:05d23035-eff0-4d24-a8a4-7fcdfd0a6903
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pubs:943536
Source identifiers:
943536
Deposit date:
2018-11-16

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