Measuring outcome and impact of small development projects: lessons from the evaluation of a training project on low external input agriculture in Guatemala
Institute of Development Policy and Management
Antwerp :University of Antwerp, Institute of Development Policy and Management, 2003
IDPM-UA discussion paper , 2003:4
University of Antwerp
Impact studies at the level of the beneficiary are not very common in the case of small-scale development projects. In this paper we will present the case of an evaluation study on a training project in Low External Input Agriculture in Guatemala. The evaluation design is based on a simple quasiexperimental design and complemented by qualitative methods of data collection. We want to illustrate that the type of mixed method evaluation used in the case can constitute a useful alternative to study the outcome and impact of small-scale development interventions given their specific constraints of money, expertise and time.