A randomized controlled trial (RCT) is a way of doing impact evaluation in which the population receiving the program or policy intervention is chosen at random from the eligible population, and a control group is also chosen at random from the same eligible population. This report disects randomized controlled trials by providing a description of RCTs, information about when it is most appropriate to use this method, ways to conduct a randomized controlled trial, and more.
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21 Apr 2014
Self-help groups are a popular strategy for empowering women in India. These groups are composed of ten to twenty women and focus on savings and credit programs or advancing group members' claims or rights. This study presents impact estimates of women's self-help group membership on subjective well-being in Odisha, India.