Leveraging Partnerships for Strengthening the Evaluation Ecosystem

Partners: Asia Pacific Evaluation Association and Evaluation Community of India Sharon Buteau, Executive Director, LEAD at Krea University, participates and shares insights in a discussion on leveraging partnerships for effective evaluations, hosted as part of the 3rd APEA Conference & EvalFest 2022. The presidential strand features leading policymakers, sector experts and researchers including: Narendra Kumar, DG, NIRD&PR, Govt. of India (Chair) Yumiko Kanemitsu, Regional Evaluation Officer, World Food Program Neeta Goel, Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Khalil Bitar,

Workshop on Designing and Evaluating for Complexity: Innovative Approaches

Partners: Asia Pacific Evaluation Association and Evaluation Community of India LEAD at Krea University is curating and anchoring a workshop on designing and evaluating complex interventions at the 3rd APEA Conference & EvalFest 2022, as a part of its larger collaboration with Asia Pacific Evaluation Association (APEA) and Evaluation Community of India (ECI). The panel will feature senior researchers and sector experts from LEAD including: Sujatha Srinivasan, Senior Research Fellow, LEAD at Krea University Sona Mitra, Principal Economist, IWWAGE Mridulya

Evaluating the Impact of a Farm Ponds Program

This impact assessment will examine and document the impact of Deshpande Foundation’s ‘Farm Ponds’ program.


Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Support for CGIAR’s GENDER Platform

As part of this project, LEAD is providing technical inputs on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning to CGIAR’s GENDER platform initiative.


Developing a Framework to Assess Socio-economic Value of Open Data in India

Sharon Buteau, Preethi Rao, Anshuman Kr Mehta, Vigneshraja Kadirvell

This paper attempts to develop a framework to assess the socioeconomic value of Open Data in India. The paper discusses the various actors, their roles vis-a-vis usage of Open Data to generate intended output, and the net results of expected outcomes at the macro level. 

Socioeconomic and Gender Analysis of Tribal Populations in India

Deepti Kc, Samik Adhikari

This report presents insights from a baseline evaluation study to assess socioeconomic status in rural tribal regions of seven districts in five states: Chhattisgarh (Bastar, Kanker); Madhya Pradesh (Mandla, Shahdol); Orissa (Koraput); Rajasthan (Sirohi) and West Bengal (West Midnapur).

Increasing Women’s Participation in Community-based Livelihoods Interventions

Deepti Kc, Kalrav Acharya, Rajat Mookherjee

This report presents findings and lessons learnt from an assessment of the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Project – Jeevika.

Futures Prices Information for Small and Medium Farmers

Samik Adhikari, Gautam Gustav Bastian, Shawn Cole and David Yanagizawa-Drott

This policy paper reports on a series of interventions designed to enable farmers to use information from futures markets with the goal of helping them improve agricultural planning and decision-making, reduce their risk exposure, and increase harvest time revenue.

Social Networks and Microfinance

Abhijit Banerjee, Arun G. Chandrasekhar, Esther Duflo and Matthew Jackson

The study of how network structures influence economic activity is increasingly becoming the subject of interest within Development Economics. This note summarises patterns of social interaction influence an individual’s economic behaviour including employment, career choice, consumption, investment, risk sharing and participation in microfinance

Can Workfare Serve as a Substitute for Weather Insurance? The Case of NREGA in Andhra Pradesh

Doug Johnson

In this paper, the authors attempt to assess whether a recently enacted workfare program in India, the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), allowed potential participants to mitigate the effects of weather shocks by investigating whether participation levels in the program in one state were responsive to changes in rainfall.