This presentation took place at George Washington University, United States on November 6, 2014 describing how greater use of improved technologies could raise productivity and welfare in developing countries.
Social programs began on the notion that their beneficiaries will change some behavior (perhaps due to improved incentives or new knowledge gained during the intervention) pose unique challenges for impact evaluation. Nevertheless, it is difficult to determine when the treatment and control groups should be compared, i.e. when the program in question should be evaluated. This papers explores challenges revolving around these issues.