El Salvador - Northern Transnational Highway

Metadata Updated: May 4, 2017

The benefits of the connectivity project will be measured using a rigorous impact evaluation methodology. An impact evaluation is a study that measures changes in outcomes affecting wellbeing that can be attributed to a specific intervention. Impact evaluations require a credible and rigorously defined counterfactual that estimates what would have happened to the beneficiaries in the absence of the project. Estimated impacts, when contrasted with total related costs, provide an assessment of the intervention’s cost effectiveness.

It is expected that this project will reduce transportation costs and enable households to extend their labor activities and diversify their income sources. The first questions are related to the project outputs (direct products of the program, such as segments of the NTH constructed, etc.) as opposed to outcomes or impacts (changes access to markets, changes in income).

Some questions that will be addressed in the impact evaluation:

• Was the NTH implemented according to plan? • Did the NTH reach the originally intended beneficiaries? Did it reach unintended population or sectors of the economy? • Does access to the improved NTH improve market participation by increasing the likelihood of going to the market and/or the volume sold in the market? • Does access to the improved NTH increase income from agricultural sources? • Does access to the improved NTH increase the availability of non-farm employment and promote the creation of non-farm enterprises? • Does access to the improved NTH increase the use of public services? Specifically, health and education services?

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Metadata Created Date December 8, 2015
Metadata Updated Date May 4, 2017

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