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Assessing the Longer Term Impact of Community-Driven Development Programs : Evidence from a Field Experiment in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

Community-driven development programs are a popular model for service delivery and socioeconomic development, especially in countries reeling from civil strife. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9140 JAN 31, 2020

Mvukiyehe,Eric; van der Windt,Peter Disclosed

Up before Dawn : Experimental Evidence from a Cross-Border Trader Training at the Democratic Republic of Congo–Rwanda Border (English)

Small-scale cross-border trade provides opportunities for economic gains in many developing countries. Yet cross-border traders -- many of whom are women -- face harassment and corruption, which can undermine these potential gains. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9123 JAN 27, 2020

Croke,Kevin; Garcia Mora,Maria Elena; Goldstein,Markus P.; Mensah,Edouard Romeo; O'Sullivan,Michael B. Disclosed

Factor Market Failures and the Adoption of Irrigation in Rwanda (English)

This paper examines constraints to adoption of new technologies in the context of hillside irrigation schemes in Rwanda. It leverages a plot-level spatial regression discontinuity design to produce 3 key results. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9092 DEC 18, 2019

Jones,Maria Ruth; Kondylis,Florence; Loeser,John Ashton; Magruder,Jeremy Disclosed

Group Incentives for the Public Good : A Field Experiment on Improving the Urban Environment (English)

How to maintain communal spaces is an important concern in many developing countries, particularly in urban environments. But what strategies can communities use to overcome the public goods problems involved in maintaining their local environment? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9087 DEC 17, 2019

Newman,Carol Frances; Mitchell,Tara Lynn; Holmlund,Marcus Erik; Fernandez,Chloe Monica Disclosed

Smart and Safe Kenya Transport (SMARTTRANS) (English)

Brief 143721 NOV 21, 2019

Bedoya Arguelles,Guadalupe; Milusheva,Svetoslava Petkova; Williams,Sarah Elizabeth; Legovini,Arianna Disclosed

Paying Attention to Profitable Investments : Experimental Evidence from Renewable Energy Markets (English)

This paper provides an explanation for why many information campaigns fail to affect decision-making. The authors experimentally show that a large information intervention about a profitable and climate-friendly household investment had limited effects if it only provided generic data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9009 SEP 12, 2019

Coville,Aidan; Orozco Olvera,Victor Hugo; Reichert,Arndt Rudiger Disclosed

The Social Value of Health Insurance Results from Ghana (English)

This paper uses the roll-out of the national health insurance in Ghana to assess the cushioning effect of coverage on the financial consequences of health shocks and resulting changes in coping behaviors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9004 SEP 11, 2019

Garcia Mandico,Silvia; Reichert,Arndt Rudiger; Strupat,Christoph Disclosed

The Entertaining Way to Behavioral Change : Fighting HIV with MTV (English)

This paper tests the effectiveness of an entertainment education television series, MTV Shuga, aimed at providing information and changing attitudes and behaviors related to HIV/AIDS. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8998 SEP 09, 2019

Banerjee,Abhijit; La Ferrara,Eliana; Orozco Olvera,Victor Hugo Disclosed

Reducing Hunger with Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) : Experimental Evidence from Burkina Faso (English)

Does financial compensation for providing environmental conservation, improve the food security of the rural poor in the drylands of Sub-Saharan Africa? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8974 AUG 12, 2019

Adjognon,Guigonan Serge; van Soest,Daan; Guthoff,Jonas Christoph Disclosed

Afghanistan - No Household Left Behind : a Look at the Impact Evaluation of the Afghanistan “targeting the Ultra-poor” Program (English)

This report explains about the improving livelihoods and women’s empowerment among the ultra-poor in Afghanistan; expanding knowledge on poverty reduction in fragile and conflict-affected settings. ... See More +

Brief 141001 AUG 01, 2019

Bedoya Arguelles,Guadalupe; Coville,Aidan; Haushofer,Johannes; Isaqzadeh,Mohammad Razaq; Shapiro,Jeremy Disclosed

Public Works and Welfare : A Randomized Control Trial of the Comoros Social Safety Net Project - Endline Report (English)

As other small Island nations, Comoros is characterized by geographical isolation, high exposure to natural disasters, limited resources, a small domestic market, a narrow export base of niche-market cash crops (vanilla, ylang ylang, clove) and a high dependence on food imports, international aid and remittances. ... See More +

Report 144187 AUG 01, 2019

Gazeaud,Jules; Sterck,Olivier Christian Brigitte; Mvukiyehe,Eric Disclosed

The Nollywood Nudge : An Entertaining Approach to Saving (English)

This paper investigates the immediate and medium-term behavioral response to an emotional trigger designed to affect biases in intertemporal financial decisions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8920 JUN 27, 2019

Coville,Aidan; Di Maro,Vincenzo; Dunsch,Felipe Alexander; Zottel,Siegfried Disclosed

Implementing Effective Warehouse Receipt Financing Systems : Lessons from a Pilot WRS Project in the Senegal River Valley (French)

Warehouse receipt financing systems (WRS) are financial arrangements which allow farmers to store their agricultural production in a certified warehouse in exchange for a warehousing receipt that can serve as a collateral for receiving credit in a formal financial institution (bank or micro-finance institution). ... See More +

Report 139445 JUN 24, 2019

Pouliquen,Victor Maurice Joseph; Adjognon,Guigonan Serge; Gassama,Aram; Guthoff,Jonas Christoph Disclosed

No Household Left Behind : Afghanistan Targeting the Ultra Poor Impact Evaluation (English)

The share of people living in extreme poverty fell from 36 percent in 1990 to 10 percent in 2015 but has continued to increase in many fragile and conflict-affected areas where half of the extreme poor are expected to reside by 2030. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8877 JUN 10, 2019

Bedoya Arguelles,Guadalupe; Coville,Aidan; Haushofer,Johannes; Isaqzadeh,Mohammad Razaq; Shapiro,Jeremy Disclosed

Entertainment, Education, and Attitudes Toward Domestic Violence (English)

The authors study attitudes towards domestic violence in a sample of young women and men exposed to the edutainment TV series MTV Shuga 3, which features a sub-plot on this theme, and in a sample that was not. ... See More +

Journal Article 137010 MAY 01, 2019

Banerjee,Abhijit; La Ferrara,Eliana; Orozco Olvera,Victor Hugo Disclosed

Innovating Bureaucracy for a More Capable Government (English)

Improving government capability is one of the main challenges of economic development. There is consensus around the core policies needed for developing countries to achieve equitable growthand reduce extreme poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper 134585 FEB 12, 2019

Hasnain,Zahid; Rogger,Daniel Oliver; Walker,Daniel John; Kay,Kerenssa Mayo; Shi,Rong Disclosed

Can Environmental Cash Transfers Reduce Deforestation and Improve Social Outcomes ? A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Mexico’s National Program (2011-2014) (English)

Environmental conditional cash transfers, or "payments for ecosystem services" are a centerpiece of global efforts to protect biodiversity, safeguard watersheds, and mitigate climate change by reducing forest loss. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8707 JAN 17, 2019

Alix-Garcia,Jennifer M.; Sims,Katharine R. Emans; Orozco Olvera,Victor Hugo; Costica,Laura Elena; Fernandez Medina.Jorge David; Romo-Monroy,Sofia; Pagiola,Stefano P. Disclosed

Science for Impact : Better Evidence for Better Decisions – The Dime Experience (English)

The Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) Group generates high-quality and operationally relevant data and research to transform development policy, help reduce extreme poverty, and secure shared prosperity. ... See More +

Annual Report 134802 JAN 01, 2019

Legovini,Arianna; Adjognon,Guigonan Serge; Bedoya Arguelles,Guadalupe; Bougna Lonla,Theophile; Campbell,Kayleigh Bierman; Christian,Paul J.; Coville,Aidan; Croke,Kevin; Daniels,Benjamin B.; Di Maro,Vincenzo; Duhaut,Alice; Fernandez,Chloe Monica; Holmlund,Marcus E.; Jones,Maria Ruth; Karpe,Saahil Ninad; Khan,Nausheen; Kondylis,Florence; Milusheva,Svetoslava Petkova; Mvukiyehe,Eric; Orozco Olvera,Victor Hugo; Piza,Caio; Reichert,Arndt Rudiger; Rizvanolli,Besa; Rogger,Daniel Oliver; Roscitt,Michael Anthony; Siddiqi,Bilal Murtaza; Zwager,Astrid Maria Theresia Disclosed

Implementing Effective Warehouse Receipt Financing Systems : Lessons from a Pilot WRS Project in the Senegal River Valley (English)

Warehouse receipt systems (WRS) financing, through which farmers can bring agricultural commodities to a certified warehouse and receive receipts certifying the quantity, quality, and location of the commodity stored, which in turn can be used as collateral to access credit from financial institutions, is gaining popularity, as a potential solution. ... See More +

Report 139444 JAN 01, 2019

Pouliquen,Victor Maurice Joseph; Adjognon,Guigonan Serge; Gassama,Aram; Guthoff,Jonas Christoph Disclosed

Implementing Effective Warehouse Receipt Financing Systems : Lessons from a Pilot WRS Project in the Senegal River Valley (English)

Warehouse receipt financing systems (WRS) are financial arrangements which allow farmers to store their agricultural production in a certified warehouse in exchange for a warehousing receipt that can serve as a collateral for receiving credit in a formal financial institution (bank or micro-finance institution). ... See More +

Report 139445 JAN 01, 2019

Pouliquen,Victor Maurice Joseph; Adjognon,Guigonan Serge; Gassama,Aram; Guthoff,Jonas Christoph Disclosed

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Assessing the Longer Term Impact of Community-Driven Development Programs : Evidence from a Field Experiment in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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JAN 31, 2020 WPS9140 Policy Research Working Paper
Up before Dawn : Experimental Evidence from a Cross-Border Trader Training at the Democratic Republic of Congo–Rwanda Border (English)
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JAN 27, 2020 WPS9123 Policy Research Working Paper
Factor Market Failures and the Adoption of Irrigation in Rwanda (English)
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DEC 18, 2019 WPS9092 Policy Research Working Paper
Group Incentives for the Public Good : A Field Experiment on Improving the Urban Environment (English)
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DEC 17, 2019 WPS9087 Policy Research Working Paper
Smart and Safe Kenya Transport (SMARTTRANS) (English)
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NOV 21, 2019 143721 Brief
Paying Attention to Profitable Investments : Experimental Evidence from Renewable Energy Markets (English)
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SEP 12, 2019 WPS9009 Policy Research Working Paper
The Social Value of Health Insurance Results from Ghana (English)
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SEP 11, 2019 WPS9004 Policy Research Working Paper
The Entertaining Way to Behavioral Change : Fighting HIV with MTV (English)
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SEP 09, 2019 WPS8998 Policy Research Working Paper
Reducing Hunger with Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) : Experimental Evidence from Burkina Faso (English)
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AUG 12, 2019 WPS8974 Policy Research Working Paper
Afghanistan - No Household Left Behind : a Look at the Impact Evaluation of the Afghanistan “targeting the Ultra-poor” Program (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 141001 Brief
Public Works and Welfare : A Randomized Control Trial of the Comoros Social Safety Net Project - Endline Report (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 144187 Report
The Nollywood Nudge : An Entertaining Approach to Saving (English)
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JUN 27, 2019 WPS8920 Policy Research Working Paper
Implementing Effective Warehouse Receipt Financing Systems : Lessons from a Pilot WRS Project in the Senegal River Valley (French)
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JUN 24, 2019 139445 Report
No Household Left Behind : Afghanistan Targeting the Ultra Poor Impact Evaluation (English)
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JUN 10, 2019 WPS8877 Policy Research Working Paper
Entertainment, Education, and Attitudes Toward Domestic Violence (English)
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MAY 01, 2019 137010 Journal Article
Innovating Bureaucracy for a More Capable Government (English)
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FEB 12, 2019 134585 Working Paper
Can Environmental Cash Transfers Reduce Deforestation and Improve Social Outcomes ? A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Mexico’s National Program (2011-2014) (English)
See More +
JAN 17, 2019 WPS8707 Policy Research Working Paper
Science for Impact : Better Evidence for Better Decisions – The Dime Experience (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2019 134802 Annual Report
Implementing Effective Warehouse Receipt Financing Systems : Lessons from a Pilot WRS Project in the Senegal River Valley (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2019 139444 Report
Implementing Effective Warehouse Receipt Financing Systems : Lessons from a Pilot WRS Project in the Senegal River Valley (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2019 139445 Report