Cost-benefit analysis; Cost-effectiveness analysis; Data collection; Performance evaluation; Quantitative data analysis;
Under the Learning, Evaluation and Analysis Project (LEAP III) contract with Integra Government Services LLC, Limestone staff are carrying out a cost-benefit analysis of select interventions under USAID Rwanda’s Hinga Weze Activity. Started in 2017, Hinga Weze is a five year project that aims to increase sustainable agricultural productivity, expand farmers’ access to markets, and improve nutritional outcomes through a wide range of interventions including terrace construction, construction of small scale irrigation schemes, and promotion and education of good agricultural practices.
Limestone’s role in the analysis is to aid in the design of a mid-term survey evaluation and to conduct cost-benefit analyses of the different interventions. Findings from this analysis will be used to report which interventions have the greatest net benefits in terms of improved yields, increased incomes, impacts on the environment and increased resilience to climate change. To estimate the project’s impact on farmers, the team will use data from the mid-term evaluation survey, as well as beneficiary surveys from the baseline, year 1, and year 2 surveys. Once the mid-term survey data for 2020 has been collected and analyzed, Limestone will develop a model and report.