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Impact evaluation in practice (English)

Development programs and policies are typically designed to change outcomes such as raising incomes, improving learning, or reducing illness. Whether or not these changes are actually achieved is a crucial public policy question, but one that is not often examined. ... See More +

Publication 108270 SEP 13, 2016

Gertler,Paul J.; Martinez,Sebastian; Premand,Patrick; Rawlings,Laura B.; Vermeersch,Christel M. J. Disclosed

Financial inclusion for the rural poor using agent networks in Peru : measuring the impact of correspondent banking agents and trust workshops for conditional cash transfer beneficiaries (English)

The objective of the Financial Inclusion for the Rural Poor Using Agent Networks Project is to gain a better understanding of the impact of different strategies to promote financial inclusion among rural poor households in Peru. ... See More +

Working Paper 107508 APR 01, 2016

Gertler,Paul J.; Galiani,Sebastian Franco; Chong,Alberto; Aldana,Ursula; Navajas,Camila; Ramshaw,Dylan; Paskov,Patricia; Ramos,Jaime Disclosed

Argentina - Can short term incentives change long term behavior? (English)

After an economic crisis in Argentina in 2001 plunged millions of people there into poverty and worsened health outcomes, especially for women and children, the government crafted a new, national plan for a provincial health insurance program for the poor. ... See More +

Brief 100060 SEP 01, 2015

Celhay,Pablo A.; Gertler,Paul J.; Giovagnoli,Paula; Vermeersch,Christel M. J. Spanish Disclosed

Argentina - Can short term incentives change long term behavior? : Argentina - Pueden los incentivos de corto plazo cambiar el comportamiento en el largo plazo? (Spanish)

After an economic crisis in Argentina in 2001 plunged millions of people there into poverty and worsened health outcomes, especially for women and children, the government crafted a new, national plan for a provincial health insurance program for the poor. ... See More +

Brief 100060 SEP 01, 2015

Celhay,Pablo A.; Gertler,Paul J.; Giovagnoli,Paula; Vermeersch,Christel M. J. English Disclosed

Long-run effects of temporary incentives on medical care productivity (English)

The adoption of new clinical practice patterns by medical care providers is often challenging, even when the patterns are believed to be efficacious and profitable. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7348 JUN 30, 2015

Celhay,Pablo A.; Gertler,Paul J.; Giovagnoli,Paula; Vermeersch,Christel M. J. Disclosed

Rwanda - Will more people be tested for HIV if clinics are paid extra? : Rwanda - Verser des primes aux cliniques augmentera-t-il le dépistage du VIH? (French)

The world has made great strides toward ending AIDS. Yet the deadly disease remains a critical development challenge for poor countries. Sub-Saharan Africa, which has only 12 percent of the global population, is home to about 68 percent of all people living with HIV. ... See More +

Brief 94702 FEB 01, 2015

de Walclue, Damien; Gertler,Paul J.; Bautista-Arredlondlo, Sergio; Kwan,Ada Ting Ting; Vermeersch,Christel M. J.; Bizimana,Jean De Dieu; Binagwaho, Agnes; Condo U,Jeanine Disclosed

Learning what works for better programs and policies : Argentina - can performance payments improve newborn health? : Argentina - Pueden los pagos por desempeño mejorar la salud de los recién nacidos? (Spanish)

Poor children face barriers to healthy development even before they are born. Their mothers may not have nutritious food or proper prenatal care, which can harm a baby’s brain development when it needs it most. ... See More +

Brief 95197 FEB 01, 2015

Gertler,Paul J.; Givagnoli, Paula; Martinez,Sebastian Disclosed

Learning what works for better programs and policies : Argentina - can performance payments improve newborn health? (English)

Poor children face barriers to healthy development even before they are born. Their mothers may not have nutritious food or proper prenatal care, which can harm a baby’s brain development when it needs it most. ... See More +

Brief 95197 FEB 01, 2015

Gertler,Paul J.; Givagnoli, Paula; Martinez,Sebastian Disclosed

Rwanda - Will more people be tested for HIV if clinics are paid extra? (English)

The world has made great strides toward ending AIDS. Yet the deadly disease remains a critical development challenge for poor countries. Sub-Saharan Africa, which has only 12 percent of the global population, is home to about 68 percent of all people living with HIV. ... See More +

Brief 94702 FEB 01, 2015

de Walclue, Damien; Gertler,Paul J.; Bautista-Arredlondlo, Sergio; Kwan,Ada Ting Ting; Vermeersch,Christel M. J.; Bizimana,Jean De Dieu; Binagwaho, Agnes; Condo U,Jeanine Disclosed

The effect of India’s total sanitation campaign on defecation behaviors and child health in rural Madhya Pradesh : a cluster randomized controlled trial (English)

Poor sanitation is thought to be a major cause of enteric infections among young children. However, there are no previously published randomized trials to measure the health impacts of large-scale sanitation programs. ... See More +

Journal Article 102486 AUG 26, 2014

Sumeet R. Patil; Arnold,Benjamin Ford; Salvatore,Alicia Link; Briceno,Bertha; Sandipan Ganguly; Colford Jr.,John M.; Gertler,Paul J. Disclosed

Analysis of hand washing behaviors measured in baseline impact evaluation surveys : findings from Peru, Senegal, and Vietnam (English)

Hand washing with soap has been shown to reduce diarrhea and respiratory disease, the two leading causes of childhood deaths in low- and middle-income settings. ... See More +

Working Paper 90745 AUG 01, 2014

Arnold,Benjamin Ford; Briceno,Bertha; Chase,Claire; Colford Jr.,John M.; Gertler,Paul J.; Orsola Vidal,Alexandra; Ram, Pavani K. Disclosed

Validity of rapid measures of hand washing behavior : an analysis of data from multiple impact evaluations in the global scaling up hand washing project (English)

There is increasing interest in improving hand washing in low- and middle-income countries. The validity of rapid hand washing measures was evaluated by comparing them to hand washing behavior measured during five-hour structured observations. ... See More +

Working Paper 90744 AUG 01, 2014

Arnold,Benjamin Ford; Briceno,Bertha; Chase,Claire; Colford Jr.,John M.; Gertler,Paul J.; Orsola Vidal,Alexandra; Ram, Pavani K.; Sahli, Michelle W. Disclosed

Jamaica - Can disadvantaged kids ever catch up with better-off peers? : Jamaica - ¿Es posible que los niños desfavorecidos alcancen alguna vez a sus pares más privilegiados? (Spanish)

The World Bank is focused on developing and supporting programs that help children reach their potential and live lives free of poverty. To help build a body of evidence of what works, the World Bank financed an evaluation of a program in Jamaica that targeted mothers of babies stunted due to malnutrition. ... See More +

Brief 77086 MAY 01, 2014

Gertler,Paul J.; Heckman,James J.; Pinto,Rodrigo Ribeiro Antunes; Zanolini, Arianna; Vermeersch,Christel M. J.; Walker, Susan; Chang, Susan M.; Grantham-Mcgregor,Sally Disclosed

Jamaica - Can disadvantaged kids ever catch up with better-off peers? : Jamaique - Les enfants défavorisés peuvent-ils rattraper leurs pairs qui sont mieux lotis? (French)

The World Bank is focused on developing and supporting programs that help children reach their potential and live lives free of poverty. To help build a body of evidence of what works, the World Bank financed an evaluation of a program in Jamaica that targeted mothers of babies stunted due to malnutrition. ... See More +

Brief 77086 MAY 01, 2014

Gertler,Paul J.; Heckman,James J.; Pinto,Rodrigo Ribeiro Antunes; Zanolini, Arianna; Vermeersch,Christel M. J.; Walker, Susan; Chang, Susan M.; Grantham-Mcgregor,Sally Disclosed

A randomized, controlled study of a rural sanitation behavior change program in Madhya Pradesh, India (English)

Poor sanitation and open defecation are thought to be a major cause of diarrhea and intestinal parasite infections among young children. In 1999, India launched the Total Sanitation Campaign with the goal of achieving universal toilet coverage in rural India by 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6702 NOV 01, 2013

Patil, Sumeet R.; Arnold, Benjamin F.; Salvatore, Alicia; Briceno, Bertha; Colford, Jr., John M.; Gertler, Paul J. Disclosed

Rwanda - Using performance incentives to improve medical care productivity and health outcomes (English)

This brief summarizes the using performance incentives to improve medical care productivity and health outcomes in Rwanda. The author nested a large-scale field experiment into the national rollout of the introduction of performance pay for medical care providers in Rwanda to study the effect of incentives for health care providers. ... See More +

Brief 81517 AUG 14, 2013

Gertler, Paul; Vermeerch, Christel Disclosed

Labor market returns to early childhood stimulation : a 20-year follow-up to the Jamaica study (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Labor market returns to early childhood stimulation : a 20-year follow-up to the Jamaica study, conducted during the time period between 1986-1987 in Jamaica. ... See More +

Brief 81389 AUG 14, 2013

Gertler, Paul; Zanolini, Arianna; Pinto, Rodrigo; Heckman, James; Walker, Susan; Vermeersch, Christel; Chang, Susan; Grantham-McGregor, Sally Disclosed

Effect on maternal and child health services in Rwanda of payment to primary health-care providers for performance : an impact evaluation (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Effect on maternal and child health services in Rwanda of payment to primary health-care providers for performance : an impact evaluation, conducted during the time period between June 2006 and October 2006, in Rwanda. ... See More +

Brief 81311 AUG 14, 2013

Basinga, Paulin; Gertler, Paul; Binagwaho, Agnes; Soucat, Agnes; Sturdy, Jennifer; Vermeersch, Christel Disclosed

Promoting hand washing behavior in Peru : the effect of large-scale mass-media and community level interventions (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Promoting hand washing behavior in Peru : the effect of large-scale mass-media and community level interventions, conducted between September 2009 and November 2010 in Peru. ... See More +

Brief 81451 AUG 14, 2013

Galiani, Sebastian; Gertler, Paul; Orsoloa-Vidal, Alexandra Disclosed

Using provider performance incentives to increase HIV testing and counseling services in Rwanda (English)

This brief summarizes the using provider performance incentives to increase HIV testing and counseling services in Rwanda. Facilities started receiving HIV/AIDS P4P in January 2007. ... See More +

Brief 81516 AUG 14, 2013

Walque, Damien de; Gertler, Paul; Bautista-Arredondo, Sergio; Kwan, Ada; Vermeersch, Christel; Dieu Bizimana, Jean de; Binagwaho, Agnes; Condo, Jeanine Disclosed

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Impact evaluation in practice (English)
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SEP 13, 2016 108270 Publication
Financial inclusion for the rural poor using agent networks in Peru : measuring the impact of correspondent banking agents and trust workshops for conditional cash transfer beneficiaries (English)
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APR 01, 2016 107508 Working Paper
Argentina - Can short term incentives change long term behavior? (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 100060 Brief Spanish
Argentina - Can short term incentives change long term behavior? : Argentina - Pueden los incentivos de corto plazo cambiar el comportamiento en el largo plazo? (Spanish)
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SEP 01, 2015 100060 Brief English
Long-run effects of temporary incentives on medical care productivity (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7348 Policy Research Working Paper
Rwanda - Will more people be tested for HIV if clinics are paid extra? : Rwanda - Verser des primes aux cliniques augmentera-t-il le dépistage du VIH? (French)
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FEB 01, 2015 94702 Brief
Learning what works for better programs and policies : Argentina - can performance payments improve newborn health? : Argentina - Pueden los pagos por desempeño mejorar la salud de los recién nacidos? (Spanish)
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FEB 01, 2015 95197 Brief
Learning what works for better programs and policies : Argentina - can performance payments improve newborn health? (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 95197 Brief
Rwanda - Will more people be tested for HIV if clinics are paid extra? (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2015 94702 Brief
The effect of India’s total sanitation campaign on defecation behaviors and child health in rural Madhya Pradesh : a cluster randomized controlled trial (English)
See More +
AUG 26, 2014 102486 Journal Article
Analysis of hand washing behaviors measured in baseline impact evaluation surveys : findings from Peru, Senegal, and Vietnam (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90745 Working Paper
Validity of rapid measures of hand washing behavior : an analysis of data from multiple impact evaluations in the global scaling up hand washing project (English)
See More +
AUG 01, 2014 90744 Working Paper
Jamaica - Can disadvantaged kids ever catch up with better-off peers? : Jamaica - ¿Es posible que los niños desfavorecidos alcancen alguna vez a sus pares más privilegiados? (Spanish)
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MAY 01, 2014 77086 Brief
Jamaica - Can disadvantaged kids ever catch up with better-off peers? : Jamaique - Les enfants défavorisés peuvent-ils rattraper leurs pairs qui sont mieux lotis? (French)
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MAY 01, 2014 77086 Brief
A randomized, controlled study of a rural sanitation behavior change program in Madhya Pradesh, India (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6702 Policy Research Working Paper
Rwanda - Using performance incentives to improve medical care productivity and health outcomes (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81517 Brief
Labor market returns to early childhood stimulation : a 20-year follow-up to the Jamaica study (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81389 Brief
Effect on maternal and child health services in Rwanda of payment to primary health-care providers for performance : an impact evaluation (English)
See More +
AUG 14, 2013 81311 Brief
Promoting hand washing behavior in Peru : the effect of large-scale mass-media and community level interventions (English)
See More +
AUG 14, 2013 81451 Brief
Using provider performance incentives to increase HIV testing and counseling services in Rwanda (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81516 Brief