Policy Assessment Toolset
for equity and learning


Further reading
  • Alvarez, S., Douthwaite, B., Thiele, G., Mackay, R., Córdoba, D., & Tehelen, K. (2010). Participatory impact pathways analysis: a practical method for project planning and evaluation. Development in Practice, 20(8), 946-958.
  • Centre for Good Governance (2005). Social Audit: A Toolkit. A Guide for Performance Improvement and Outcome Measurement.
  • Chen, H.T. (2005). Practical program evaluation: Assessing and improving planning, implementation, and effectiveness. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Cross, R., & Parker, A. (2004). The hidden power of social networks. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.
  • Dayal, R., Van Wijk, C., & Mukherjee, N. (2000). Methodology for participatory assessments. Water and sanitation Program, World Bank, IRC, Washington.
  • Douthwaite, B., Alvarez, S., Cook, S., Davies, R., George, P., Howell, J., ... & Rubiano, J. (2007). Participatory impact pathways analysis: a practical application of program theory in research-for-development. People and Agroecosystems Research for Development Challenge (PA RDC), 39.
  • Jimenez, E., & Patrinos, H. A. (2008). Can cost-benefit analysis guide education policy in developing countries?. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series, No. 4568. Available at: http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EDUCATION/Resources/278200-1099079877269/547664-1099079934475/547667-1135281504040/wps4568.pdf
  • Levin, H. (2001). Waiting for Godot: cost‐effectiveness analysis in education. New directions for evaluation, 2001(90), 55-68.
  • Levin, H. M., Belfield, C., Hollands, F., Bowden, A. B., Cheng, H., Shand, R., ... & Hanisch-Cerda, B. (2012). Cost-effectiveness analysis of interventions that improve high school completion. Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. Available at: http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/education_seminar_series/IESHighSchoolCompletion.pdf
  • Miller, G.J., & Robins, J. (2006). Cost-benefit Analysis. In F. Fisher, G.J. Miller and M.S. Sidney (eds), Handbook of public policy analysis (pp. 465-480). New York: CRC Press.
  • Münich, D., & Psacharopoulos, G. (2014). Mechanisms and methods for cost-benefit/cost-effectiveness analysis of specific education programmes. EENEE Analytical Report No. 19, Prepared for the European Commission. Available at: http://cesifo-gruppe.org/de/dms/EENEE/Analytical_Reports/EENEE_AR19.pdf
  • Ross, J. A. (2008). Cost–utility analysis in educational needs assessment. Evaluation and program planning, 31(4), 356-367.
  • Slocum, N. (2003). Participatory Methods Toolkit. A practioner's manual. King Baudouin Foundation and the Flemish Institute for Science and Technology Assessment. Available at: http://archive.unu.edu/hq/library/Collection/PDF_files/CRIS/PMT.pdf
  • White, J. L., Elliott, S. N., Albers, C. A., Kratochwill, T. R., DiPerna, J. C., & Roach, A. T. (2005). Cost Analysis in Educational Decision Making: Approaches, Procedures, and Case Examples. Working Paper No. 2005-1. Wisconsin Center for Education Research (NJ3). Available at: http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/publications/workingpapers/working_paper_no_2005_1.pdf

    Content development
    The introduction to the Policy Assessment Toolset has been prepared by Andreas Kollias of the Educational Research & Evaluation Group, Foundation for Research and Technology (Greece), for the European Policy Network on School Leadership (EPNoSL).