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The Entertaining Way to Behavioral Change : Fighting HIV with MTV (English)

This paper tests the effectiveness of an entertainment education television series, MTV Shuga, aimed at providing information and changing attitudes and behaviors related to HIV/AIDS. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8998 SEP 09, 2019

Banerjee,Abhijit; La Ferrara,Eliana; Orozco Olvera,Victor Hugo Disclosed

Entertainment, Education, and Attitudes Toward Domestic Violence (English)

The authors study attitudes towards domestic violence in a sample of young women and men exposed to the edutainment TV series MTV Shuga 3, which features a sub-plot on this theme, and in a sample that was not. ... See More +

Journal Article 137010 MAY 01, 2019

Banerjee,Abhijit; La Ferrara,Eliana; Orozco Olvera,Victor Hugo Disclosed

Customary norms, inheritance, and human capital : evidence from a reform of the matrilineal system in Ghana (English)

The authors study the role of traditional norms in land allocation and human capital investment. The authors exploit a policy experiment in Ghana that increased the land that children from matrilineal groups can inherit from their fathers. ... See More +

Journal Article 122570 OCT 01, 2017

La Ferrara,Eliana; Milazzo,Annamaria Disclosed

Determinants of participation and transaction costs in Rwanda's land markets (English)

Land markets play a limited role in subsistence economies with low skill-intensity of agricultural cultivation, equally distributed land endowments and little movement out of agriculture to join the non-farm economy. ... See More +

Brief 99426 MAY 05, 2015

Ali,Daniel Ayalew; Deininger,Klaus W.; Goldstein,Markus P.; La Ferrara,Eliana; Duponchel,Marguerite Felicienne Disclosed

Empowering women through land tenure regularization : evidence from the impact evaluation of the national program in Rwanda (English)

Given that Rwanda is one of the most densely populated countries on the planet, pressure on land has long been considered as a serious hindrance to its development, and -by some scholars- even as one of the contributing factors to the 1994 genocide. ... See More +

Brief 97833 MAY 05, 2015

Ali,Daniel Ayalew; Deininger,Klaus W.; Goldstein,Markus P.; La Ferrara,Eliana Disclosed

The reform of mechanisms for foreign exchange allocation : theory and lessons from sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Administrative exchange allocation has been common in developing countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Steps to dismantle or modify these control mechanisms have been carried out through traditional schemes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1268 MAR 31, 1994

La Ferrara,Eliana; Castillo, Gabriel; Nash, John