ELIMU Impact Evaluation Center opened in 2006 and is a research NGO based in the town of Kianyaga, Central Province, Kenya. Our work includes measuring the practical impact of different poverty alleviation initiatives such as rural electrification, microinsurance and legal aid. Our methodology is centred on the concept of randomized experiments.
Why Do Randomized Experiments Matter?
This initiative stems from the realization that without a proper counterfactual, it is impossible to ascertain the effect of development aid. By randomly assigning the treatment to a treatment group and comparing it to a control group much like in a randomized drug trial, the problem of the counterfactual is solved and Elimu can discern which development projects are successful and which initiatives are the most cost effective methods to improve living standards.
Diego Albuja Arellano
Assistant Office Manager
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