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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Labor market returns to early childhood stimulation : a 20-year followup to an experimental intervention in Jamaica (English)

This paper finds large effects on the earnings of participants from a randomized intervention that gave psychosocial stimulation to stunted Jamaican toddlers living in poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6529 JUL 01, 2013

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

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

Paying for performance provides financial rewards to medical care providers for improvements in performance measured by specific utilization and quality of care indicators. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6364 FEB 01, 2013

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

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

This paper analyzes a randomized experiment that uses novel strategies to promote handwashing with soap at critical times in Peru. It evaluates a large-scale intervention that includes a mass media provincial campaign and a district-level community component. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6257 NOV 01, 2012

Galiani, Sebastian; Gertler, Paul; Orsola-Vidal, Alexandra

Using performance incentives to improve health outcomes (English)

This study examines the effect of performance incentives for health care providers to provide more and higher quality care in Rwanda on child health outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6100 JUN 01, 2012

Gertler, Paul; Vermeersch, Christel

Impact evaluation in practice : L’évaluation d’impact en pratique (French)

Impact evaluation figures among a broad range of complementary methods that support evidence-based policy. Although this book focuses on quantitative impact evaluation methods, it begins by placing them in the broader results context, which also includes monitoring and other types of evaluation. ... See More +

Publication 59998 JUL 21, 2011

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

Impact evaluation in practice : La evaluacion de impacto en la practica (Spanish)

Impact evaluation figures among a broad range of complementary methods that support evidence-based policy. Although this book focuses on quantitative impact evaluation methods, it begins by placing them in the broader results context, which also includes monitoring and other types of evaluation. ... See More +

Publication 59998 JUN 13, 2011

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

Impact evaluation in practice (English)

Impact evaluation figures among a broad range of complementary methods that support evidence-based policy. Although this book focuses on quantitative impact evaluation methods, it begins by placing them in the broader results context, which also includes monitoring and other types of evaluation. ... See More +

Publication 59998 DEC 13, 2010

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

Paying primary health care centers for performance in Rwanda (English)

Paying for performance (P4P) provides financial incentives for providers to increase the use and quality of care. P4P can affect health care by providing incentives for providers to put more effort into specific activities, and by increasing the amount of resources available to finance the delivery of services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5190 JAN 01, 2010

Binagwaho, Agnes; Sturdy, Jennifer R.; Basinga, Paulin; Gertler, Paul J.; Soucat, Agnes L.B.; Vermeersch, Christel M.J.

Empowering parents to improve education : evidence from rural Mexico (English)

Mexico's compensatory education program provides extra resources to primary schools that enroll disadvantaged students in highly disadvantaged rural communities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3935 MAY 01, 2008

Rubio-Codina, Marta; Gertler, Paul; Patrinos, Harry

Impact evaluation for school-based management reform (English)

This report is designed to provide guidance on the design of impact evaluations of school-based management (SBM) initiatives in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 42384 DEC 01, 2007

Gertler , Paul ; Harry Anthony Patrinos ; Rubio-Codina , Marta

Housing, health, and happiness (English)

Despite the importance of housing for people's well-being, there has been little work done to assess the causal impact of housing and housing improvement programs on health and welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4214 AUG 01, 2007

Galiano, Sebastian; Martinez, Sebastian; Gertler, Paul J.; Cattaneo, Matias D.; Titiunik, Rocio

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

The authors test whether poor households use cash transfers to invest in income generating activities that they otherwise would not have been able to do. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3994 AUG 01, 2006

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

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Rewarding provider performance to enable a healthy start to life : evidence from Argentina's Plan Nacer (English)
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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)
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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)
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AUG 14, 2013 81311 Brief
Promoting hand washing behavior in Peru : the effect of large-scale mass-media and community level interventions (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81451 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
Using provider performance incentives to increase HIV testing and counseling services in Rwanda (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81516 Brief
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 followup to an experimental intervention in Jamaica (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 WPS6529 Policy Research Working Paper
Using provider performance incentives to increase HIV testing and counseling services in Rwanda (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 WPS6364 Policy Research Working Paper
Promoting handwashing behavior in Peru : the effect of large-scale mass-media and community level interventions (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 WPS6257 Policy Research Working Paper
Using performance incentives to improve health outcomes (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 WPS6100 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact evaluation in practice : L’évaluation d’impact en pratique (French)
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JUL 21, 2011 59998 Publication English, Spanish
Impact evaluation in practice : La evaluacion de impacto en la practica (Spanish)
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JUN 13, 2011 59998 Publication English, French
Impact evaluation in practice (English)
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DEC 13, 2010 59998 Publication Spanish, French
Paying primary health care centers for performance in Rwanda (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 WPS5190 Policy Research Working Paper
Empowering parents to improve education : evidence from rural Mexico (English)
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MAY 01, 2008 WPS3935 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact evaluation for school-based management reform (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 42384 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Housing, health, and happiness (English)
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AUG 01, 2007 WPS4214 Policy Research Working Paper
Investing cash transfers to raise long term living standards (English)
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AUG 01, 2006 WPS3994 Policy Research Working Paper