Mathematica is designing and conducting a performance evaluation of this project as well as an impact evaluation of several project components.
- Design and implementation of both experimental and nonexperimental evaluations
- Labor and international development
- Training and Re-Employment
Kenneth Fortson has expertise in the design and implementation of both experimental and nonexperimental evaluations. His work spans labor, international development, and econometric methods.
Fortson is directing a rigorous impact evaluation of the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) Compact with Armenia and co-directing an evaluation of MCC's Compact with Moldova, both of which fund the rehabilitation of irrigation systems in rural areas as well as agricultural training programs. His other current work includes the evaluation of the Workforce Investment Act for the U.S. Department of Labor.
Fortson’s work includes publications in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the Economics of Education Review, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Monthly Labor Review, and Computational Economics. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.
Moldova Transition to High-Value Agriculture Project Evaluation
Armenia: Impact Evaluation of Irrigation Infrastructure, Roads, and Farmer Training
Mathematica designed and implemented an evaluation of initiatives on rehabilitating irrigation infrastructure, improving rural roads, and training farmers in Armenia.
Evaluation of Abstinence Education Programs
Mathematica was commissioned to conduct a congressionally mandated evaluation of the effectiveness of abstinence education programs. Programs receiving these funds taught abstinence from sexual activity outside of marriage as the expected standard for school-age children and could not endorse or promote...
Mathematica's Abstinence Evaluation: Responding to a Changing Policy Climate
In 1996, Congress authorized $50 million annually for five years to states for abstinence education programs. Beginning in 2005, an additional $13 million was allocated to grantees providing abstinence education. Programs receiving these funds taught abstinence from sexual activity outside of marriage...