Policy Brief  

Transparency for Development: PreAnalysis Plan

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The goal of the analysis described here is to identify the effects of the Transparency for Development program intervention on a range of maternal health and community participation outcomes as well as intermediate or process outcomes. The plan pre-specifies the analysis that will be conducted, before comparing outcomes between treatment and control groups. It outlines the intervention, evaluation design, data sources, hypotheses and outcomes of interest, and the impact estimation strategy. By committing to pre-specified analysis plans we hope to minimize issues of data mining and specification searching. The pre-analysis plan serves the dual purpose of ensuring the endline data collection tools are sufficient for the planned analysis. This plan was written and submitted after baseline data collection and the implementation of the intervention, but prior to the start of endline data collection.