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KickStart Impact Evaluation: Cohort Study
Last registered on February 04, 2016

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
KickStart Impact Evaluation: Cohort Study
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0001002
Initial registration date
February 04, 2016
Last updated
February 04, 2016 9:48 PM EST
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
University of Toronto
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Princeton University
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2010-01-01
End date
2016-03-01
Secondary IDs
Abstract
This trial is an impact evaluation assessing the effect of Kickstart International's irrigation pumps on farmer welfare in Kenya. The evaluation of the cohort study consists of a panel analysis of small scale farming households across 35 districts that bought the pump in 2009, 2011 and 2015. Baseline and midline data collection of the cohorts that bought pumps in 2009 and 2011 was carried out by IFPRI, while the 2015 endline was conducted by the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics.

The attached document outlines the evaluation design, outcome variables and econometric methods Busara will use to assess the effect of the pump on income and assets, land management practices, food security and consumption, time allocation, as well as intra-household decision-making.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Dyer, Julian and Jeremy Shapiro. 2016. "KickStart Impact Evaluation: Cohort Study." AEA RCT Registry. February 04. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.1002-1.0
Former Citation
Dyer, Julian, Julian Dyer and Jeremy Shapiro. 2016. "KickStart Impact Evaluation: Cohort Study." AEA RCT Registry. February 04. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/1002/history/6751
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
The intervention in this study is the sale of Kickstart irrigation pumps to farmers over several years.

Please see attached document for more details.
Intervention Start Date
2010-01-01
Intervention End Date
2015-11-20
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Our key outcomes of interest in this experiment are agricultural output, time use of family members (particularly for irrigation and other farm work) as well as psychological outcomes.

Please see attached document for more details.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
Our experimental design is to track farmers who have bought Kickstart Moneymaker pumps, and determine the effect of pump ownership by comparing newer cohorts who only recently bought pumps with those who have owned them longer.

Please see attached document for more details.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Please see document for details on identification strategy.
Randomization Unit
See attached for details.
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
See attached for details.
Sample size: planned number of observations
995
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
Cohort 1: 372
Cohort 2: 284
Cohort 3: 339
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
IFPRI Institutional Review Board
IRB Approval Date
2010-07-20
IRB Approval Number
6044-001
Analysis Plan
Analysis Plan Documents
Kickstart Cohort Study: Pre-Analysis Plan

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Uploaded At: February 04, 2016