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Reducing crime and violence : experimental evidence on adult noncognitive investments in Liberia (English)

The paper shows that self-control, time preferences, and values are malleable in adults, and that investments in these skills and preferences reduce crime and violence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7648 APR 20, 2016

Blattman,Christopher; Jamison,Julian C; Sheridan,Margaret Disclosed

The Sustainable Transformation of Youth in Liberia (STYL) Program (English)

Liberia underwent two civil wars between 1989 and 2004. During the wars, nearly 10 percent of Liberia’s 3.5 million people died, a majority were displaced, and tens of thousands of young men were recruited into combat. ... See More +

Working Paper 114314 MAR 01, 2015

Blattman,Christopher; Jamiso, Julian C.; Sheridan, Margaret Disclosed

Liberia : can employment opportunities help build peace? (English)

What's the most effective way to reintegrate ex-combatants and reduce illegal activities? This policy note reviews an innovative program that had a big impact. ... See More +

Brief 88613 MAY 01, 2014

Blattman,Christopher; Annan,Jeannie Ruth Disclosed

How to promote order and property rights under weak rule of law? : an experiment in changing dispute resolution behavior through community education (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled How to promote order and property rights under weak rule of law? ... See More +

Brief 81365 AUG 14, 2013

Blattman, Christopher; Hartman, Alexandra; Blair, Robert Disclosed

Building women's economic and social empowerment through enterprise an experimental assessment of the Women's Income Generating Support (WINGS) program in Uganda (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, Building women's economic and social empowerment through enterprise an experimental assessment of the Women's Income Generating Support (WINGS) program in Uganda, conducted between time periods April 2009-August 2012 in Uganda. ... See More +

Brief 81204 AUG 14, 2013

Blattman, Chris; Green, Eric; Annann, Jeannie; Jamison, Julain Disclosed

Credit constraints, occupational choice and the process of development : long run evidence from cash transfers in Uganda (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Credit constraints, occupational choice and the process of development : long run evidence from cash transfers in Uganda, conducted in the year 2008 in Uganda. ... See More +

Brief 81224 AUG 14, 2013

Blattman, Christopher; Fiala, Nathan; Martinez, Sebastian Disclosed

Reintegrating and employing high risk youth in Liberia : lessons from a randomized evaluation of a landmine action an agricultural training program for ex-combatants (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Reintegrating and employing high risk youth in Liberia : lessons from a randomized evaluation of a landmine action an agricultural training program for ex-combatants, conducted between 2009 and 2011 in Liberia. ... See More +

Brief 81452 AUG 14, 2013

Blattman, Christopher; Annan, Jeannie Disclosed

Employment generation in rural Africa : mid-term results from an experimental evaluation of the youth opportunities program in Northern Uganda (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Employment generation in rural Africa : mid-term results from an experimental evaluation of the youth opportunities program in Northern Uganda, conducted in the year 2008, in Uganda. ... See More +

Brief 81312 AUG 14, 2013

Blattman, Christopher; Fiala, Nathan; Martinez, Sebastian Disclosed

If you give the poor cash, does it help? (English)

In Uganda, researchers evaluated a government program that gave unsupervised cash grants to youth for small business development and training. Based on final results four years after the intervention, the cash transfers achieved nearly all the goals. ... See More +

Brief 79446 JUN 01, 2013

Blattman,Christopher; Fiala,Nathan V.; Martinez,Sebastian Spanish, French Disclosed

Building women's economic and social empowerment through enterprise : an experimental assessment of the Women's Income Generating Support (WINGS) Program in Uganda (English)

This study investigates an attempt to economically and socially empower some of the poorest and most vulnerable young women in one of the poorest and most fragile places in the world: northern Uganda. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 86059 APR 01, 2013

Blattman, Christopher; Green, Eric; Annan, Jeannie; Jamison, Julian Disclosed

Employment generation in rural Africa : mid-term results from an experimental evaluation of the Youth Opportunities Program in Northern Uganda (English)

Can cash transfers promote employment and reduce poverty in rural Africa? Will lower youth unemployment and poverty reduce the risk of social instability? ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 66523 DEC 01, 2011

Blattman, Christopher; Fiala, Nathan; Martinez, Sebastian Disclosed

If you give the poor cash, does it help? : Des transferts monétaires peuvent-ils aider à créer des emplois et contribuer à la stabilité? (French)

In Uganda, researchers evaluated a government program that gave unsupervised cash grants to youth for small business development and training. Based on final results four years after the intervention, the cash transfers achieved nearly all the goals. ... See More +

Brief 79446 DEC 01, 2011

Blattman,Christopher; Fiala,Nathan V.; Martinez,Sebastian Disclosed

If you give the poor cash, does it help? : ¿Ayudan las transferencias monetarias a crear trabajo y a lograr estabilidad? (Spanish)

In Uganda, researchers evaluated a government program that gave unsupervised cash grants to youth for small business development and training. Based on final results four years after the intervention, the cash transfers achieved nearly all the goals. ... See More +

Brief 79446 DEC 01, 2011

Blattman,Christopher; Fiala,Nathan V.; Martinez,Sebastian Disclosed

Enhancing the competitiveness of Kenya's manufacturing sector: the role of the investment climate (English)

The objectives of the ICA are to assess the current performance of formal manufacturing firms, to identify the key constraints on their growth and competitiveness, and to prioritize and assess policy priorities to promote private sector development. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33664 NOV 01, 2004

Blattman, Christopher; Cotton, Linda; Desai, Vyjayanti; Elbadawi, Ibrahim; Habyarimana, James; Marchat, Jean Michel; Ramachandran, Vijaya; Shah, Manju Kedia; Ajayi, Kehnide; Kimuyu, Peter; Ngugi, Rose; Bigsten, Arne; Soderbom, Mans Disclosed

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Reducing crime and violence : experimental evidence on adult noncognitive investments in Liberia (English)
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APR 20, 2016 WPS7648 Policy Research Working Paper
The Sustainable Transformation of Youth in Liberia (STYL) Program (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 114314 Working Paper
Liberia : can employment opportunities help build peace? (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88613 Brief
How to promote order and property rights under weak rule of law? : an experiment in changing dispute resolution behavior through community education (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81365 Brief
Building women's economic and social empowerment through enterprise an experimental assessment of the Women's Income Generating Support (WINGS) program in Uganda (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81204 Brief
Credit constraints, occupational choice and the process of development : long run evidence from cash transfers in Uganda (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81224 Brief
Reintegrating and employing high risk youth in Liberia : lessons from a randomized evaluation of a landmine action an agricultural training program for ex-combatants (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81452 Brief
Employment generation in rural Africa : mid-term results from an experimental evaluation of the youth opportunities program in Northern Uganda (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81312 Brief
If you give the poor cash, does it help? (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 79446 Brief Spanish, French
Building women's economic and social empowerment through enterprise : an experimental assessment of the Women's Income Generating Support (WINGS) Program in Uganda (English)
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APR 01, 2013 86059 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Employment generation in rural Africa : mid-term results from an experimental evaluation of the Youth Opportunities Program in Northern Uganda (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 66523 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
If you give the poor cash, does it help? : Des transferts monétaires peuvent-ils aider à créer des emplois et contribuer à la stabilité? (French)
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DEC 01, 2011 79446 Brief
If you give the poor cash, does it help? : ¿Ayudan las transferencias monetarias a crear trabajo y a lograr estabilidad? (Spanish)
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DEC 01, 2011 79446 Brief
Enhancing the competitiveness of Kenya's manufacturing sector: the role of the investment climate (English)
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NOV 01, 2004 33664 Working Paper (Numbered Series)