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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

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

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

Analysis of the health care labor market in Peru (English)

This report aims to provide an updated analysis of labor market trends for the health workforce in Peru, focusing on the basic health team, physician, nurse, and midwife, and other health professionals related to current priorities. ... See More +

Working Paper 95115 JAN 01, 2015

Huayanay, Carlos; Jimenez, Michelle; Mantilla, Eduardo; Mego, Michael; Vermeersch,Christel M. J. Disclosed

Peru - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)

Peru is an upper middle-income country that has experienced fast economic growth (average of 6.9 percent per year from 2004 to 2013, according World Developing Indicators, WDI) combined with a reduction in poverty and inequality over the past decade. ... See More +

Working Paper 91218 SEP 01, 2014

Vermeersch, Christel; Medici, Andre C.; Narvaez, Rory 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

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

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

More time is better : an evaluation of the full-time school program in Uruguay (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled More time is better : an evaluation of the full-time school program in Uruguay, implementation started i ... See More +

Brief 81395 AUG 14, 2013

Cerdan-Infantes, Pedro; Vermeersch, Christel Disclosed

School meals, educational achievement, and school competition : evidence from a randomized evaluation (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled School meals, educational achievement, and school competition : evidence from a randomized evaluation, conducted between 2000 and 2002 in Kenya. ... See More +

Brief 81456 AUG 14, 2013

Vermeersch, Christel; Kremer, Michael 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

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

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

Jamaica - Can disadvantaged kids ever catch up with better-off peers? (English)

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, 2013

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

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

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 Disclosed

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. Spanish, English Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Impact evaluation in practice (English)
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SEP 13, 2016 108270 Publication
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
Rwanda - Will more people be tested for HIV if clinics are paid extra? (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94702 Brief
Analysis of the health care labor market in Peru (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 95115 Working Paper
Peru - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91218 Working Paper
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
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
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
More time is better : an evaluation of the full-time school program in Uruguay (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81395 Brief
School meals, educational achievement, and school competition : evidence from a randomized evaluation (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81456 Brief
Using provider performance incentives to increase HIV testing and counseling services in Rwanda (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81516 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
Jamaica - Can disadvantaged kids ever catch up with better-off peers? (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 77086 Brief
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
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 Spanish, English