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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

The effect of aid on growth : evidence from a quasi-experiment (English)

The literature on aid and growth has not found a convincing instrumental variable to identify the causal effects of aid. This paper exploits an instrumental variable based on the fact that since 1987, eligibility for aid from the International Development Association (IDA) has been based partly on whether or not a country is below a certain threshold of per capita income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6865 MAY 01, 2014

Galiani, Sebastian; Knack, Stephen; Xu, Lixin Colin; Zou, Ben 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

Giving children a better start : preschool attendance and school-age profiles (English)

This brief summarizes the giving children a better start: preschool attendance and school-age profiles in Uruguay for the period 1995. The author study the effect of pre-primary education on children's subsequent school outcomes by exploiting a unique feature of the Uruguayan household survey (ECH) that collects retrospective information on preschool attendance in the context of a rapid expansion in the supply of pre-primary places. ... See More +

Brief 81335 AUG 14, 2013

Berlinski, Samuel; Galiani, Sebastian; Manacorda, Marco Disclosed

What gets people to wash their hands? : ¿Qué hacer para que la gente se lave las manos? (Spanish)

Hand washing with soap and water is a simple way to reduce the spread of disease. It doesn't require complicated technology, it's usually affordable and even young children can do it. ... See More +

Brief 79748 AUG 01, 2013

Galiani,Sebastian Franco; Gertler,Paul J.; Orsola Vidal,Alexandra English Disclosed

What gets people to wash their hands? (English)

Hand washing with soap and water is a simple way to reduce the spread of disease. It doesn't require complicated technology, it's usually affordable and even young children can do it. ... See More +

Brief 79748 JUL 01, 2013

Galiani,Sebastian Franco; Gertler,Paul J.; Orsola Vidal,Alexandra Spanish Disclosed

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 Disclosed

Educational upgrading and returns to skills in Latin America : evidence from a supply-demand framework, 1990-2010 (English)

It has been argued that a factor behind the decline in income inequality in Latin America in the 2000s was the educational upgrading of its labor force. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5921 DEC 01, 2011

Gasparini, Leonardo; Galiani, Sebastian; Cruces, Guillermo; Acosta, Pablo Disclosed

Peru - Global Scaling Up Handwashing Project : scaling up handwashing behavior - findings from the impact evaluation baseline survey (English)

In response to the preventable threats posed by poor sanitation and hygiene, the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) launched two large-scale projects, global scaling up handwashing and global scaling up rural sanitation, to improve the health and welfare outcomes for millions of poor people. ... See More +

Working Paper 56933 AUG 01, 2010

Galiani,Sebastian Franco; Orsola Vidal,Alexandra Disclosed

Giving children a better start : preschool attendance and school-age profiles (English)

The authors study the effect of pre-primary education on children's subsequent school outcomes by exploiting a unique feature of the Uruguayan household survey (ECH) that collects retrospective information on preschool attendance in the context of a rapid expansion in the supply of pre-primary places. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4240 JUN 01, 2007

Berlinski, Samuel; Galiani, Sebastian; Manacorda, Marco Disclosed

Conscription and Crime (English)

The initiation in criminal activities is, typically, a young phenomenon. The study of the determinants of entry into criminal activities should pay attention to major events affecting youth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4037 OCT 01, 2006

Galiani, Sebastian; Rossi, Martin; Schargrodsky, Ernesto Disclosed

Privatization in Latin America : myths and reality (English)

Privatization is under attack. Beginning in the 1980s, thousands of failing state-owned enterprises worldwide have been turned over to the private sector. ... See More +

Publication 34428 MAR 15, 2005

Chong, Alberto [editor]; Lopez de Silanes, Florencio [editor]; Anuatti-Neto, Francisco; Barossi-Filho, Milton; Capra, Katherine; Fischer, Ronald; Galiani, Sebastian; Garron, Mauricio; Gertler, Paul; Gledson de Carvalho, Antonio; Gutierrez, Rodrigo; Lopez-de-Silanes, Florencio; Macedo, Robert; Machicado, Carlos; Pombo, Carlos; Ramirez, Manuel; Schargrodsky, Ernesto; Serra, Pablo; Sturzenegger, Federico; Torero, Maximo Disclosed

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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
The effect of aid on growth : evidence from a quasi-experiment (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6865 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Giving children a better start : preschool attendance and school-age profiles (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81335 Brief
What gets people to wash their hands? : ¿Qué hacer para que la gente se lave las manos? (Spanish)
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AUG 01, 2013 79748 Brief English
What gets people to wash their hands? (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 79748 Brief Spanish
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
Educational upgrading and returns to skills in Latin America : evidence from a supply-demand framework, 1990-2010 (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 WPS5921 Policy Research Working Paper
Peru - Global Scaling Up Handwashing Project : scaling up handwashing behavior - findings from the impact evaluation baseline survey (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 56933 Working Paper
Giving children a better start : preschool attendance and school-age profiles (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 WPS4240 Policy Research Working Paper
Conscription and Crime (English)
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OCT 01, 2006 WPS4037 Policy Research Working Paper
Privatization in Latin America : myths and reality (English)
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MAR 15, 2005 34428 Publication