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Title:
IMPACT EVALUATION OF THE HYDROAGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT OF M'BAHIAKRO IN COTE D’IVOIRE ON HOUSEHOLD INCOME, FOOD SECURITY AND EMPLOYMENT.
Study ID:
RIDIE-STUDY-ID-58f6eee6128a8
Initial Registration Date:
04/19/2017
Last Update Date:
04/10/2017
Study Status:
Ongoing
Location(s):
Cote Divoire
Abstract:
The study seeks to answer the following questions: (i) What are the impacts of the hydro-agricultural development project of M'Bahiakro on the beneficiaries’ production, yields, total household income, the rice income, employment and productivity ? (ii) What are the impacts of the project on the social environment, institutional changes, the role of women in the community, the rules of access to resources, etc.? The impact evaluation will use the "quasi-experimental (instrumental variable)" method. The analysis will be supplemented with qualitative analysis using the information on the process, institutions, attitudes of participants and non-participants to the project in order to supply a better comprehension and coherent explanation of the observed changes and the factors explaining quantitative results. The impacts are assessed at the level of the beneficiaries of irrigated plots and people in the project intervention area. Data will be mainly primary data. The information collected will also involve both quantitative and qualitative data. The quantitative part will be based on a total sample size of 308 producers.
Categories:
Agriculture and Rural Development
Health, Nutrition, and Population
Water and Sanitation
Additional Keywords:
Agricultural Infrastructure, Rice, Production, cooperative, latrine, water, employment, food security, household income.
Secondary ID Number(s):
PW3.02.IC.IE.3ie

Principal Investigator(s)

Name of First PI:
Souleymane Sadio Diallo
Affiliation:
CIRES
Name of Second PI:
Yaya Ouattara
Affiliation:
CIRES

Study Sponsor

Name:
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)
Study Sponsor Location:
India
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Research Partner

Name of Partner Institution:
West African Development Bank (BOAD)
Type of Organization:
Foreign or Multilateral Aid Agency
Website:
http://www.boad.org/en
Location:
Togo
Intervention

Intervention Overview

Intervention:
The purpose of the project is to achieve an additional paddy output of about 4200 tonnes per year, increase the incomes of beneficiary households by FCFA 92,000 per year and per person, provide access to drinking water to the entire population of the project zone, increase coverage of rice needs for M'Bahiakro population, ensure access to latrines of at least 30% of inhabitants of the villages and create employment for young people and women in the area. The Project Implementing Unit will allocate plots to 355 households in six villages and the inhabitants of the city of M'Bahiakro. The intervention will enable the development of an irrigated plain of 450 ha, including 350 ha for irrigated rice with two cycles per year, 50 ha of vegetables and 50 ha for equipment (irrigation network, network drainage network of tracks and non irrigable land). The project has set up an inflatable dam of 5 meters high on the N'Zi’s riverbed and 2 pumping stations. For water distribution, there was constructed an irrigation canal system of drainage channels. Other mechanisms are foreseen to improve access to infrastructure and the welfare of populations like development of social infrastructures.
Theory of Change:
Multiple Treatment Arms Evaluated?
Yes

Implementing Agency

Name of Organization:
ONDR or the National Office for Rice Development in Côte d’Ivoire
Type of Organization:
Public Sector, e.g. Government Agency or Ministry

Program Funder

Name of Organization:
West African Development Bank (BOAD)
Type of Organization:
Foreign or Multilateral Aid Agency

Intervention Timing

Intervention or Program Started at time of Registration?
Yes
Start Date:
02/15/2010
End Date:
Evaluation Method

Evaluation Method Overview

Primary (or First) Evaluation Method:
Instrumental variables
Other (not Listed) Method:
Additional Evaluation Method (If Any):
Other (specify)
Other (not Listed) Method:
This analysis will be supplemented with qualitative analysis

Method Details

Details of Evaluation Approach:
In the context of AHA-M'Baihiakro project, after discussion between the project managers and the research team and based on the results of a capacity building workshop with the team, the hypothesis of "selection on unobservable" seems plausible. Thus, the use of instruments to identify the local average treatment effect (LATE) that quantifies the average impact on the sub-population whose behavior was modified by the identified instruments. In other words, our identification strategy is based on the "quasi-experimental (instrumental variable)" method. Specifically, the study will use the approach of local instrumental variable (LIV) (Heckman and Vytlacil, 2007) to identify LATE and other relevant impact parameters for answering evaluation questions. A combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches will be used following the method suggested by Carvalho and White (1997) and Gondard - Delcroit (2007).
Outcomes (Endpoints):
Primary outcomes Total Agricultural Income Total Household Income Total Rice Income Total Rice Production (kg) The volume of rice production, yields, total income of households, rice income, employment, productivity of beneficiaries Food security farming activities secondary outcomes School enrollment Uses of modern health services Nutritional Improvement Final outcomes Diversification of income Improving income in the project area Diversification of agricultural production Rice supply and market gardening products Improving health in the project area Improvement on youth and women employment intermediate outcomes The proper use of hydro-agricultural infrastructure The adoption of technological innovations Use of drinking water infrastructure and latrines Access to irrigation schemes Demand for inputs and financial services Use of road infrastructure
Measurement:
Unit of Analysis:
Households, youth and women group
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Unit of Intervention or Assignment:
Individuals
Number of Clusters in Sample:
14
Number of Individuals in Sample:
308
Size of Treatment, Control, or Comparison Subsamples:
Number of observations in treatment: 154; Number of observations in control: 154

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Data

Outcomes Data

Description:
Data will be mainly primary data collected during a household survey on rice producers. The information collected will also involve both quantitative and qualitative data. Qualitative data will include groups (youth, women in different villages)
Data Already Collected?
No
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Treatment Assignment Data

Participation or Assignment Information:
Yes
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Registration Category:
Prospective, Category 1: Data for measuring impacts have not been collected
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