There isn’t much cost analysis in impact evaluations. In McEwan’s review of 77 randomized experiments in education, he found that “56% of treatments reported no details on incremental costs, while most of the rest reported minimal details.”
cost benefit analysis
Last week, my unit at the Bank organized a workshop on Cost Analysis for Interventions in Human Development. No – this wasn’t a ploy to gather a bunch of accountants in one place to see how many it would really take to change a light bulb.