EPAR Research Brief #13
Tue, 01/27/2009
Joelle Cook
Marieka Klawitter
C. Leigh Anderson

This brief presents an initial examination of the possibility of using Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) as a way to evaluate agricultural interventions.  We review DALYs, their formulation, and the data necessary to compute values.  A review of relevant literature suggests that to use DALYs as an evaluative tool, an agricultural intervention must be tied to a specific disease, and from there, impacts on DALYs can be assessed.

Type of Research: 
Research Brief
Research Topic Category: 
Household Well-Being & Equity
Food Security & Nutrition

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