Puzzles of macro and micro linkages : Evidence from evaluations

The focus of much development work is rightly placed on how well projects are designed and executed. Yet doing projects in the right way is not enough to achieve satisfactory country and sector results. In fact, the puzzles of this disconnect between micro level project results and macro level country program results suggest that the aggregate sense of outcomes from a project-by-project review does not adequately reflect direct measures of achievement for the country.

Tomas V., Xubei L. (2013) "Puzzles of macro and micro linkages : Evidence from evaluations" Ferdi Policy brief B60