In NPR's latest article titled "How do you know if aid really works? Turns out, we often don’t", 3ie's executive director Emmanuel Jimenez discusses the steady rise in the production of impact evaluations and the need for researchers to work directly with policymakers. Read the full article which includes interviews with J-PAL's Rachel Glennerster, Abhijit Banerjee and the Center for Global Development's Amanda Glassman... --> 3ie in the news: How do you know if aid really works?
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The success of a policy can be measured by changes in the behavior of the target population and active support from various actors and institutions involved. A public policy is an authoritative communication prescribing an unambiguous course of action for specified individuals or groups in certain situations. There must be an authority or leader charged with the implementation and monitoring of the policy with a sound social theory underlying the program and the target group. Evaluations can help estimate what effects will be produced by program objectives/alternatives. However, claims of causality can only be made with randomized control trials in which the policy change is applied to one group and not applied to a control group and individuals are randomly assigned to these groups.