Synthetic indices: a method for evaluating aid project effectiveness

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dc.contributor.author Crawford, PW
dc.contributor.author Perryman, J
dc.contributor.author Petocz, P
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:33:02Z
dc.date.issued 2004-01
dc.identifier.citation Evaluation, 2004, 10 (2), pp. 175 - 192
dc.identifier.issn 1356-3890
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/4371
dc.description.abstract Demands are increasingly being placed on aid agencies to demonstrate impact, but the measurement and attribution of non-tangible changes in complex environments are problematic. Synthetic indices are frequently used by statisticians in other contexts to capture complex changes andmay prove useful to describe changes effected by aid projects. A hierarchy of hypotheses is preseted to describe a case-study project. The construction of synthetic indices to test the 'development hypothesis' implicit in the strategy is described and possible extensions to the concept are outlined.
dc.publisher Sage Publications
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1177/1356389004045076
dc.title Synthetic indices: a method for evaluating aid project effectiveness
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Evaluation
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 10
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation London en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 175 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 192 en_US
dc.cauo.name DVCRch.Institute for Sustainable Futures en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference Joint Conference of the 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications/5th International Symposium on Mult-Dimensional Mobile Communication
dc.for 1599 Other Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
dc.personcode 860187
dc.personcode 111258
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Other Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.date.activity 2004-08-29
dc.location.activity Tsinghua Univ, Beijing, PEOPLES R CHINA
dc.description.keywords aid, development, hypothesis testing, project evaluation, synthetic indices en_US
dc.description.keywords Science & Technology
dc.description.keywords Technology
dc.description.keywords Telecommunications
dc.description.keywords aid, development, hypothesis testing, project evaluation, synthetic indices
dc.description.keywords aid, development, hypothesis testing, project evaluation, synthetic indices
dc.description.keywords aid, development, hypothesis testing, project evaluation, synthetic indices
dc.description.keywords aid, development, hypothesis testing, project evaluation, synthetic indices
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Research)
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Research)/Institute For Sustainable Futures
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science


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