OCFT has contracted ICF to conduct impact evaluations using randomized controlled trials to assess the effectiveness of specific interventions of OCFT-funded projects in reducing child labor in Bolivia and Egypt. ICF works with project staff to identify an appropriate experimental design to assess the impact of the interventions of interest; conducts power analyses and develops the study samples; and works with local firms in-country for data collection and data entry. Potential project beneficiaries are randomly assigned into intervention and control groups. Data were collected on individuals in the intervention and control groups and the members of their families using quantitative household surveys.
Information Available for Impact Evaluations
The page for each of the impact evaluations contains the following information for download:
- Analytical report: Each report is in PDF format and is accessible for individuals with disabilities, in compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
- Dataset file:
- Dataset: Each dataset is available in SPSS format (.sav), which will allow users to run independent analyses
- Research instruments: All the data collection tools for each study are also included in the dataset
- Data dictionary (codebook): Each dataset is accompanied by its associated data dictionary, which explains how the dataset is organized and how key measurements were calculated with the variables in the dataset
Additional information and reports resulting from OCFT's other evaluation activities are available at http://www.dol.gov/ilab/programs/ocft/oversight.htm