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dc.contributor.authorWoolcock, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-24T15:12:44Z
dc.date.issued2019-06
dc.identifier.citationWoolcock, Michael. “When Do Development Projects Enhance Community Well-Being?” CID Working Paper Series 2019.355, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, June 2019.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://nrs.harvard.edu/URN-3:HUL.INSTREPOS:37366392*
dc.description.abstractMany development agencies and governments now seek to engage directly with local communities, whether as a means to the realization of more familiar goals (infrastructure, healthcare, education) or as an end in itself (promoting greater inclusion, participation, well-being). These same agencies and governments, however, are also under increasing pressure to formally demonstrate that their actions ‘work’ and achieve their goals within relatively short timeframes – expectations which are, for the most part, necessary and desirable. But adequately assessing ‘community-driven’ approaches to development requires the deployment of theory and methods that accommodate their distinctive characteristics: building bridges is a qualitatively different task to building the rule of law and empowering minorities. Moreover, the ‘lessons’ inferred from average treatment effects derived from even the most rigorous assessments of community-driven interventions are likely to translate poorly to different contexts and scales of operation. Some guidance for anticipating and managing these conundrums are provided.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCenter for International Development at Harvard Universityen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/cid/publicationsen_US
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dc.titleWhen Do Development Projects Enhance Community Well-Being?en_US
dc.typeResearch Paper or Reporten_US
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dc.relation.journalCID Working Paper Seriesen_US
dc.date.available2020-11-24T15:12:44Z
dash.contributor.affiliatedWoolcock, Michael


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