Data Anonymization Presentation

28 03 2016

Tomorrow, Eric Vance and I will give the presentation below as part of Virginia Tech’s 2016 Open Data Week. During our presentation, we will discuss the data anonymization lessons we learned through a multi-year impact evaluation we undertook in Mozambique for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). We hope to see you there!

When: Tuesday, March 29, from 2:00-3:15 p.m

Where: Newman Library, Level 2, room 207A





Open Data Week at VT

22 03 2016

Next Tuesday, Eric Vance and I will kick off VT’s Open Data Week with a presentation/discussion entilted “Data Anonymization: Lessons from a Millennium Challenge Corporation Impact Evaluation.”

When: Tuesday, March 29, 2:00-3:15 p.m

Where: Newman 207A

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MCC Event – Open Data: Big Impact

1 02 2016

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, Eric Vance and I will take part in the MCC’s Open Data: Big Impact event in Washington, D.C. We will join a panel discussion entitled “(Some of) the Data’s Out There, Now What?” The panel discussion will be hosted by Beth Tritter (Vice President, Policy and Evaluation, MCC). Eric and I will be joined on the panel by Jacqueline Homann (Masters Graduate, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas) and Jennifer Sturdy (Director, Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences). 2016-02-01_1118

The presentation below contains an outline of our discussion notes. It also includes some information about the sample frame we developed for our impact evaluation of the MCC-funded Rural Water Supply Program in Nampula, Mozambique, and links to presentations (i.e., a seminar and webinar) of the evaluation results and the final report.





Posters for “Experience VT” Event

18 10 2014

This weekend I will be taking part in the “Experience Virginia Tech: Learn, Explore, Engage” event that was commission by President Sand’s to showcase the university’s impact on the world around us. From 9am to noon tomorrow at the VT Inn, I will be presenting the three posters below that document the research and main findings from an impact evaluation I led of an MCC-funded rural water supply project in Nampula, Mozambique. I plan to capture key moments from the event using Google Glass and will post some images and video to this blog and to my Google+ account during the day.

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MCC Impact Evaluation – Final Report

29 08 2014

Nampula_ReportI am pleased to announce the release of the final report of our impact evaluation of the MCC-funded Rural Water Supply Activity (RWSA) in Nampula, Mozambique. This peer-reviewed report provides a comprehensive discussion of the RWSA interventions, our research design, analysis approach, major findings, and the policy implications that emerged from this work.

The report can be downloaded from the MCC’s Open Data portal. This portal also provides access to the main surveying instruments and the raw data collected from the baseline (2011) and follow-up (2013) household surveys.





MCC Webinar: Impact Evaluation of the RWSA in Mozambique

27 03 2014

On Thursday, March 27, Dr. Eric Vance and I will be giving an MCC webinar to explain some of the main findings from our impact evaluation of the MCC-funded Rural Water Supply Activity (RWSA) in Nampula, Mozambique. The slides for this webinar can be accessed below.

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Photo taken through Google Glass just before the start of the MCC webinar

 

 





RWSA Impact Evaluation Presentation

14 02 2014

IMG_1257On February 7, I was joined by colleagues from Virginia Tech and Stanford University to present the results from our impact evaluation of the Millennium Challenge Corporation-funded Rural Water Supply Activity (RWSA) in Mozambique at the MCC’s 2014 Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Economic Analysis (EA) College. The M&E/AE College was attended by monitoring and evaluation and economic analysis experts from many of the countries with which the MCC has an active Compact.

The presentation was recorded using Adobe Connect and can be accessed by clicking on the image below. The final impact evaluation report will be available in the coming weeks via the MCC’s Independent Evaluations Catalog.

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