Documents & Reports

Damien B. C. M. de Walque

Senior Economist

DAMIEN DE WALQUE is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group (Human Development and Public Services Team). He received his Ph.D.in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2003. His research interests include health and education and the interactions between them. He is working on evaluating the impact of HIV/AIDS interventions and policies in several African countries. He also develops a research agenda focusing on the analysis of the long-term consequences of mortality crises.

The list below is of World Bank working papers and publications. You can also see (and in some cases download) other publications by this author.

Works by this author


  

REFINE BY:

Specific Document Date Range

See More +
  • Showing 1 - 20 of 39 results
  • Display results in sets of
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50
Download To Excel [x]
Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (English)

Incentive-based policies have been shown to be powerful in many areas of behavior, but have rarely been tested in the sexual domain. The Rewarding Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention and Control in Tanzania (RESPECT) study is a randomized controlled trial testing the hypothesis that a system of rapid feedback and positive reinforcement that uses cash as the primary incentive can be used to reduce risky sexual activity among young people, male and female, who are at high risk of HIV infection. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7099 NOV 01, 2014

de Walque, Damien; Dow, William H.; Nathan, Rose

Information is power : experimental evidence on the long-run impact of community based monitoring (English)

This paper presents the results of two field experiments on local accountability in primary health care in Uganda. Efforts to stimulate beneficiary control, coupled with the provision of report cards on staff performance, resulted in significant improvements in health care delivery and health outcomes in both the short and the longer run. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7015 AUG 01, 2014

Nyqvist, Martina Bjorkman; de Walque, Damien; Svensson, Jakob

Coping with risk : the effects of shocks on reproductive health and transactional sex in rural Tanzania (English)

Transactional sex is believed to be an important risk-coping mechanism for women in Sub-Saharan Africa and a leading contributor to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6751 JAN 01, 2014

de Walque, Damien; Dow, William H.; Gong, Erick

Risking your health : causes, consequences, and interventions to prevent risky behaviors (English)

A growing share of the burden of disease across the world is associated with risky behaviors by individuals. Drug use, smoking, alcohol, unhealthy eating causing obesity, and unsafe sex are highly prevalent in low-income countries, even though they are traditionally associated with richer countries. ... See More +

Publication 82470 NOV 18, 2013

de Walque, Damien [editor]

Alternative cash transfer delivery mechanisms : impacts on routine preventative health clinic visits in Burkina Faso (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Alternative cash transfer delivery mechanisms : impacts on routine preventative health clinic visits in Burkina Faso, conducted between 2008 and 2010 in Burkina Faso. ... See More +

Brief 81196 AUG 14, 2013

Akresh, Richard; De Walque, Damien; Kazianga, Harounan

Educational and health impacts of two school feeding schemes (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a impact evaluation study, entitled Educational and health impacts of two school feeding schemes, conducted between 2006 and 2007 in Burkina Faso. ... See More +

Brief 81309 AUG 14, 2013

Kazianga, Harounan; de Walque, Damien; Alderman, Harold

Incentivizing safe sex : a randomized trial of conditional cash transfers for HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention in rural Tanzania (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Incentivizing safe sex : a randomized trial of conditional cash transfers for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention in rural Tanzania, conducted between 2009 and 2010 in Tanzania. ... See More +

Brief 81378 AUG 14, 2013

de Walque, Damien; Dow, William; Nathan, Rose

Mobile phone technologies improve adherence to antiretroviral treatment in a resource-limited setting : a randomized controlled trial of text message reminders (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Mobile phone technologies improve adherence to antiretroviral treatment in a resource-limited setting : a randomized controlled trial of text message reminders, conducted between June 2007 to August 2008 in Kenya. ... See More +

Brief 81394 AUG 14, 2013

Pop-Eleches, Christian; Thirumurthy, Harsha; Habyarimana, James; Zivin, Joshua; Goldstein, Markus; Walque, Damien de; Mackeen, Leslie; Haberer, Jessica; Kimaiyo, Sylvester; Sidle, John; Ngare, Duncan; Bangsberg, David

Sexual behavior change intentions and actions in the context of a randomized trial of a conditional cash transfer for HIV prevention in Tanzania (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Sexual behavior change intentions and actions in the context of a randomized trial of a conditional cash transfer for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention in Tanzania, conducted between February 2009 and July 2009 in Tanzania. ... See More +

Brief 81458 AUG 14, 2013

Packel, Laura; Dow, William; de Walque, Damien; Isdah, Zachary; Majura, Albert

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

Development impact evaluation initiative : the effects of conditional cash transfers on the prevention of STIs in Tanzania (English)

Using behavior change to tackle human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in the developing world is not easy. ... See More +

Brief 75718 MAR 01, 2013

de Walque, D.; Dow, W.; Nathan, R.

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

Cash transfers and child schooling : evidence from a randomized evaluation of the role of conditionality (English)

The authors conduct a randomized experiment in rural Burkina Faso to estimate the impact of alternative cash transfer delivery mechanisms on education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6340 JAN 01, 2013

Akresh, Richard; de Walque, Damien; Kazianga, Harounan

Sexual behavior change intentions and actions in the context of a randomized trial of a conditional cash transfer for HIV prevention in Tanzania (English)

Information, education, communication and interventions based on behavioral-change communication have had success in increasing the awareness of HIV. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5997 MAR 01, 2012

Packel, Laura; Dow, William H.; de Walque, Damien; Isdahl, Zachary; Majura, Albert

Child labor, schooling, and child ability (English)

Using data collected in rural Burkina Faso, this paper examines how childrenapos;s cognitive abilities influence householdsapos; decisions to invest in their education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5965 FEB 01, 2012

Akresh, Richard; Bagby, Emilie; de Walque, Damien; Kazianga, Harounan

Mines, migration and HIV/AIDS in southern Africa (English)

Swaziland and Lesotho have the highest HIV prevalence in the world. They also share another distinct feature: during the last century, they sent a large numbers of migrant workers to South African mines. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5966 FEB 01, 2012

Corno, Lucia; de Walque, Damien

Stimulating demand for AIDS prevention : lessons from the RESPECT trial (English)

HIV-prevention strategies have yielded only limited success so far in slowing down the AIDS epidemic. This paper examines novel intervention strategies that use incentives to discourage risky sexual behaviors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5973 FEB 01, 2012

de Walque, Damien; Dow, William H.; Medlin, Carol; Nathan, Rose

Alternative cash transfer delivery mechanisms : impacts on routine preventative health clinic visits in Burkina Faso (English)

The authors conducted a unique randomized experiment to estimate the impact of two alternative cash transfer delivery mechanisms on household demand for routine preventative health services in rural Burkina Faso. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5958 JAN 01, 2012

Akresh, Richard; de Walque, Damien; Kazianga, Harounan

Trends and socioeconomic gradients in adult mortality around the developing world (English)

The authors combine data from 84 Demographic and Health Surveys from 46 countries to analyze trends and socioeconomic differences in adult mortality, calculating mortality based on the sibling mortality reports collected from female respondents aged 15-49. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5716 JUN 01, 2011

de Walque, Damien; Filmer, Deon

Food crisis, household welfare and HIV/AIDS treatment : evidence from Mozambique (English)

Using panel data from Mozambique collected in 2007 and 2008, the authors explore the impact of the food crisis on the welfare of households living with HIV/AIDS. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5522 JAN 01, 2011

de Walque, Damien; Kazianga, Harounan; Over, Mead; Vaillant, Julia

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2014 WPS7099 Policy Research Working Paper
Information is power : experimental evidence on the long-run impact of community based monitoring (English)
See More +
AUG 01, 2014 WPS7015 Policy Research Working Paper
Coping with risk : the effects of shocks on reproductive health and transactional sex in rural Tanzania (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2014 WPS6751 Policy Research Working Paper
Risking your health : causes, consequences, and interventions to prevent risky behaviors (English)
See More +
NOV 18, 2013 82470 Publication
Alternative cash transfer delivery mechanisms : impacts on routine preventative health clinic visits in Burkina Faso (English)
See More +
AUG 14, 2013 81196 Brief
Educational and health impacts of two school feeding schemes (English)
See More +
AUG 14, 2013 81309 Brief
Incentivizing safe sex : a randomized trial of conditional cash transfers for HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention in rural Tanzania (English)
See More +
AUG 14, 2013 81378 Brief
Mobile phone technologies improve adherence to antiretroviral treatment in a resource-limited setting : a randomized controlled trial of text message reminders (English)
See More +
AUG 14, 2013 81394 Brief
Sexual behavior change intentions and actions in the context of a randomized trial of a conditional cash transfer for HIV prevention in Tanzania (English)
See More +
AUG 14, 2013 81458 Brief
Using provider performance incentives to increase HIV testing and counseling services in Rwanda (English)
See More +
AUG 14, 2013 81516 Brief
Development impact evaluation initiative : the effects of conditional cash transfers on the prevention of STIs in Tanzania (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2013 75718 Brief
Using provider performance incentives to increase HIV testing and counseling services in Rwanda (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2013 WPS6364 Policy Research Working Paper
Cash transfers and child schooling : evidence from a randomized evaluation of the role of conditionality (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2013 WPS6340 Policy Research Working Paper
Sexual behavior change intentions and actions in the context of a randomized trial of a conditional cash transfer for HIV prevention in Tanzania (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2012 WPS5997 Policy Research Working Paper
Child labor, schooling, and child ability (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2012 WPS5965 Policy Research Working Paper
Mines, migration and HIV/AIDS in southern Africa (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2012 WPS5966 Policy Research Working Paper
Stimulating demand for AIDS prevention : lessons from the RESPECT trial (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2012 WPS5973 Policy Research Working Paper
Alternative cash transfer delivery mechanisms : impacts on routine preventative health clinic visits in Burkina Faso (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2012 WPS5958 Policy Research Working Paper
Trends and socioeconomic gradients in adult mortality around the developing world (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2011 WPS5716 Policy Research Working Paper
Food crisis, household welfare and HIV/AIDS treatment : evidence from Mozambique (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2011 WPS5522 Policy Research Working Paper