“Quasi-Experimental Design and Methods in Impact Evaluation”

While RCT is deemed to be the gold-standard in performing an impact evaluation of a program, it has some strong conditions that must be met, such as availability of measurable counterfactual, random selection of treatment and control, and sufficient number of samples to achieve a good statistical power. The conditions have led to a common understanding that RCT is expensive and time consuming.

In the case where RCT is not affordable, quasi-experimental methods may be done to assess the effectiveness of program. This pre-conference workshop will provide participants with hands-on experience in doing quasi-experimental methods using available data. The workshop will discuss Instrumental Variable (IV) Regression, Propensity Score Matching (PSM), and Regression Discontinuity Design (RDD). At the end of the session, we will share TNP2K experience in using the methods in evaluation various poverty alleviation programs in Indonesia.

The structure of the workshop is as follows:

  • Introduction: Causal Inference and Program Evaluation
  • Instrumental Variable Regression – Theory
  • Instrumental Variable Regression – Stata Coding
  • Propensity Score Matching – Theory
  • Propensity Score Matching – Stata Coding
  • Regression Discontinuity Design – Theory
  • Regression Discontinuity Design – Stata Coding
  • Program Evaluation in TNP2K
Elan Satriawan (TNP2K)
Ekki Syamsulhakim (TNP2K)
Agung Setiawan (STA, Facilitator)
Iqbal Dawam Wibisono (STA, Facilitator)
Nur Cahyadi (STA, Instructor)
Day, date: Saturday & Sunday, July 20-21, 2019
Time: 08.00 – 17.00 WIB
VenueHermes Palace Hotel, Banda Aceh

Workshop class is limited up to 20 participants. Participants are expected to have econometrics background and some direct exposure/experience with STATA. Please register as soon as possible.

To register, please download this form, send it to Dr. Saiful Mahdi (saiful.mahdi[at] and cc it to Mirza Ardi (mirzardi86[at]
Registration will be is closed on June 15, 2019 . The selected participants will get the confirmation via email on June 20, 2019.
The deadline for payment is on June 30, 2019.