The Synthetic Control Method Applied to Tropical Deforestation​

“Estimating the Impacts of Local Policy Innovation: The Synthetic Control Method Applied to Tropical Deforestation” has been published in the journal PLoS-ONE. The article, co-authored by TerraCarbon’s staff and consultants, describes the approach (Synthetic Control Method-SCM) that TerraCarbon is using to evaluate initiatives to reduce deforestation in Para, Brazil for Mercy Corps on behalf of the USAID-Skoll Investment Alliance.  The article discusses how the SCM model was developed and applied to initiatives in the municipality of Parogominas and how it controls for other factors that could also be influencing deforestation.


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