Rural Capacity Building Project Impact Evaluation 2012, Endline
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
The project commissioned two independent household surveys; the first one with field work in December 2009 / January 2010 and the other one at the end of the project in 2012.
Evaluating the Rural Capacity Building Project (RCBP) involves an examination of whether the capacity building of FTCs increased the use of extension services by women at the kebele, or neighborhood, level in both female-headed and male-headed households. To determine the effectiveness of the RCBP, this project explores female farmers' demand for extension advice and how it differs from male farmers' demand. Surveys asked women about their extension use and demand after the project had been implemented.
By analyzing baseline and endline surveys, a double-difference estimator can be used to assess the project's impact. Information on farmers' plots and livestock can be compared over time to determine the effectiveness of the project. Other information such as consumption, housing, and household assets can be analyzed over time to see the effect of the RCBP on any of these variables.
The Rural Capacity Building Project was launched in 2006 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD) in order to strengthen the agricultural services and systems in Ethiopia to make them more responsive to clients' needs. The project includes five major components: Agricultural Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Agricultural Extension Services, improving information and communication systems within the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD), and the development of agriculture market institutions. The project also seeks to improve women's participation in the extension system.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
-v01. Edited, anonymous dataset for public distribution.
The Ethiopia Capacity Building Project (RCBP), Endline Survey covered the following topics:
B. Household Roster
C. Consumption (monthly and annual expenditures, finances and shocks, household assets, housing)
D. Access to agricultural extension services (farmer training centers, development agents, farmer innovation fund)
E. Plot roster (crop production inputs and seeds, crop production and utilization, livestock)
Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, Benshangul Gumaz, and Afar regions
Producers and sponsors
The World Bank
The World Bank
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Personal Interview [capi]
The survey questionnaire is structured and includes six sections. It is available in English and downloadable from the Documentation tab.
Brittany Nicole Hill
The World Bank
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the Identification of the Primary Investigator
- the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
The World Bank Group. Ethiopia - Rural Capacity Building Project Impact Evaluation (RCBPIE-EL) 2012, Endline. Ref. ETH_2012_RCBPIE-EL_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [url] on [date].
Disclaimer and copyrights
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