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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

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

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

Cash for coolers : evaluating a large-scale appliance replacement program in Mexico (English)

This paper evaluates a large-scale appliance replacement program in Mexico that from 2009 to 2012 helped 1.9 million households replace their old refrigerators and air conditioners with energy efficient models. ... See More +

Journal Article 92936 NOV 01, 2014

Davis, Lucas W.; Fuchs, Alan; Gertler, Paul Disclosed

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

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled A randomized, controlled study of a rural sanitation behavior change program in Madhya Pradesh, India, conducted between 2009 and 2011 in India. ... See More +

Brief 90351 SEP 02, 2014

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

Rewarding provider performance to enable a healthy start to life : evidence from Argentina's Plan Nacer (English)

This brief summarizes the updates from the 2014 paper entitled, Rewarding Provider Performance to Enable a Healthy Start to Life : Evidence from Argentina's Plan Nacer, conducted between between 2004-2008 in Argentina. ... See More +

Brief 90355 SEP 02, 2014

Gertler, Paul; Giovagnoli, Paula; Martinez, Sebastian 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

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 +

UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program 90744 AUG 01, 2014

Ram, Pavani K.; Sahli, Michelle W.; Arnold, Benjamin; Colford, John M.; Chase, Claire; Briceno, Bertha; Orsola-Vidal, Alexandra; Gertler, Paul 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 +

UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program 90745 AUG 01, 2014

Ram, Pavani K.; Briceno, Bertha; Chase, Claire; Arnold, Ben; Colford, John M.; Gertler, Paul; Orsola-Vidal, Alexandra 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

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

Rewarding provider performance to enable a healthy start to life : evidence from Argentina's Plan Nacer (English)

Argentina's Plan Nacer provides insurance for maternal and child health care to uninsured families. The program allocates funding to provinces based on enrollment of beneficiaries and adds performance incentives based on indicators of the use and quality of maternal and child health care services and health outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6884 MAY 01, 2014

Gertler, Paul; Giovagnoli, Paula; Martinez, Sebastian 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

Mexico - Investing cash transfers to raise long term living standards (English)

This brief summarizes the investing cash transfers to raise long term living standards in Mexico. The study measures 18 months of exposure to the program. ... See More +

Brief 81383 AUG 14, 2013

Gertler, Paul; Martinez, Sebastian; Rubio-Codina, Marta 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

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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
Rwanda - Will more people be tested for HIV if clinics are paid extra? (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94702 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
Cash for coolers : evaluating a large-scale appliance replacement program in Mexico (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 92936 Journal Article
A randomized, controlled study of a rural sanitation behavior change program in Madhya Pradesh, India (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90351 Brief
Rewarding provider performance to enable a healthy start to life : evidence from Argentina's Plan Nacer (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90355 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
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 UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program
Analysis of hand washing behaviors measured in baseline impact evaluation surveys : findings from Peru, Senegal, and Vietnam (English)
See More +
AUG 01, 2014 90745 UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program
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
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
Rewarding provider performance to enable a healthy start to life : evidence from Argentina's Plan Nacer (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2014 WPS6884 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Mexico - Investing cash transfers to raise long term living standards (English)
See More +
AUG 14, 2013 81383 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