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Empowering girls triggers their brothers to compete : Evidence from a lab-in-the-field experiment in Uganda (English)

This brief has key messages through an experiment in Uganda, we find that empowering adolescent girls triggers a surge in their brothers’ competitiveness.Understanding preferences for competition is important because competitiveness is a predictor of labor market outcomes. ... See More +

Brief 109367 OCT 01, 2016

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Leonard,Kenneth; Montalvao Machado,Joao H. C.; Vasilaky,Kathryn Disclosed

Women's empowerment, sibling rivalry, and competitiveness: evidence from a lab experiment and a randomized control trial in Uganda (English)

This study looks at how a community event—adolescent women's economic and social empowerment -- and a family factor -- sibling sex composition—interact in shaping gender differences in preferences for competition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7699 JUN 07, 2016

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Leonard,Kenneth; Montalvao,Joao; Vasilaky,Kathryn Disclosed

As good as the company they keep? : improving farmers’ social networks (English)

Extension services have a history of being relatively expensive and not always effective. At the same time, studies show that informal social networks can be very beneficial in helping increase productivity. ... See More +

Brief 103850 MAR 01, 2016

Leonard,Kenneth; Vasilaky,Kathryn Disclosed

The contribution of traditional herbal medicine practitioners to Kenyan health care delivery : results from community health-seeking behavior vignettes and a traditional herbal medicine practitioner survey (English)

This study examines the role that Traditional Herbal Medicine Practitioners (THMPs) play in Kenya in the context of its human resources for health crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper 65133 SEP 01, 2011

Lambert, John; Leonard, Kenneth; Mungai, Geoffrey; Omindi-Ogaja, Elizabeth; Gatheru, Gladys; Mirangi, Tabitha; Owara, Jennifer; Herbst, Christopher H.; Ramana, GNV; Lemiere, Christophe Disclosed

The quality of medical advice in low-income countries (English)

This paper provides an overview of recent work on quality measurement of medical care and its correlates in four low and middle-income countries-India, Indonesia, Tanzania, and Paraguay. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4501 JAN 01, 2008

Das, Jishnu; Hammer, Jeffrey; Leonard, Kenneth Disclosed