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The national solidarity program : assessing the effects of community-driven development in Afghanistan (English)

Over the past two decades, community-based approaches to project delivery have become a popular means for governments and development agencies to improve the alignment of projects with the needs of rural communities and increase the participation of villagers in project design and implementation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7415 SEP 18, 2015

Beath,Andrew; Christia,Fotini; Enikolopov,Ruben Disclosed

Electoral rules and political selection : theory and evidence from a field experiment in Afghanistan (English)

Voters commonly face a choice between competent candidates and those with policy preferences similar to their own. This paper explores how electoral rules, such as district magnitude, mediate this trade-off and affect the composition of representative bodies and policy outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7361 JUL 13, 2015

Beath,Andrew; Christia,Fotini; Egorov,Georgy; Enikolopov,Ruben Disclosed

Randomized impact evaluation of Afghanistan's national solidarity program : executive summary of the final report (Dari)

The National Solidarity Program (NSP) is the largest development program in Afghanistan. Since its inauguration in 2003, NSP has established 32,000 community development councils (CDCs) across 361 districts in all of Afghanistan's 34 provinces and has financed nearly 65,000 development projects. ... See More +

Brief 81251 SEP 26, 2013

Beath, Andrew; Christia, Fotini; Enikolopov, Ruben English, Pashto Disclosed

Randomized impact evaluation of Afghanistan's national solidarity program : executive summary of the final report (English)

The National Solidarity Program (NSP) is the largest development program in Afghanistan. Since its inauguration in 2003, NSP has established 32,000 community development councils (CDCs) across 361 districts in all of Afghanistan's 34 provinces and has financed nearly 65,000 development projects. ... See More +

Brief 81251 SEP 18, 2013

Beath, Andrew; Christia, Fotini; Enikolopov, Ruben Pashto, Dari Disclosed

Randomized impact evaluation of Afghanistan's national solidarity programme (English)

The National Solidarity Programme (NSP) is the largest development program in Afghanistan. Since its inauguration in 2003, NSP has established 32,000 Community Development Councils (CDCs) across 361 districts in all of Afghanistan's 34 provinces and has financed nearly 65,000 development projects. ... See More +

Other Rural Study 81107 JUL 01, 2013

Beath, Andrew; Christia, Fotini; Enikolopov, Ruben Disclosed

Do elected councils improve governance ? experimental evidence on local institutions in Afghanistan (English)

Using data from a field experiment in 500 villages, this paper studies how local institutions affect the quality of governance, as measured by aid distribution outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6510 JUN 01, 2013

Beath, Andrew; Christia, Fotini; Enikolopov, Ruben Disclosed

Randomized impact evaluation of Afghanistan's national solidarity program : executive summary of the final report (Pashto)

The National Solidarity Program (NSP) is the largest development program in Afghanistan. Since its inauguration in 2003, NSP has established 32,000 community development councils (CDCs) across 361 districts in all of Afghanistan's 34 provinces and has financed nearly 65,000 development projects. ... See More +

Brief 81251 MAY 01, 2013

Beath, Andrew; Christia, Fotini; Enikolopov, Ruben English, Dari Disclosed

Empowering women : evidence from a field experiment in Afghanistan (English)

In societies with widespread gender discrimination, development programs that encourage female participation in local governance can potentially redress gender imbalances in economic, political, and social outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6269 NOV 01, 2012

Beath,Andrew; Christia,Fotini; Enikolopov,Ruben Disclosed

Direct democracy and resource allocation : experimental evidence from Afghanistan (English)

Direct democracy is designed to better align public resource allocation decisions with citizen preferences. Using a randomized field experiment in 250 villages across Afghanistan, this paper compares outcomes of secret-ballot referenda with those of consultation meetings, which adhere to customary decision-making practices. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6133 JUL 01, 2012

Beath, Andrew; Christia, Fotini; Enikolopov, Ruben Disclosed

Winning hearts and minds through development ? evidence from a field experiment in Afghanistan (English)

In areas afflicted by civil conflict, development projects can potentially serve an important counterinsurgency function by redressing grievances of marginalized groups and reducing violence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6129 JUL 01, 2012

Beath,Andrew; Christia,Fotini; Enikolopov,Ruben Disclosed

Randomized impact evaluation of phase-II of Afghanistan's National Solidarity Program (English)

The National Solidarity Program (NSP) is the largest development program in Afghanistan and a flagship program of the Afghan government. Since its inauguration in 2003, NSP has established 22,500 Community Development Councils (CDCs) across 361 districts in all of Afghanistan's 34 provinces and has financed over 50,000 development projects. ... See More +

Working Paper 63773 JUL 08, 2010

Beath, Andrew; Christia, Fotini; pov , Ruben Enikolo; Kabuli, Shahim Ahmad Disclosed

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The national solidarity program : assessing the effects of community-driven development in Afghanistan (English)
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SEP 18, 2015 WPS7415 Policy Research Working Paper
Electoral rules and political selection : theory and evidence from a field experiment in Afghanistan (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 WPS7361 Policy Research Working Paper
Randomized impact evaluation of Afghanistan's national solidarity program : executive summary of the final report (Dari)
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SEP 26, 2013 81251 Brief English, Pashto
Randomized impact evaluation of Afghanistan's national solidarity program : executive summary of the final report (English)
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SEP 18, 2013 81251 Brief Pashto, Dari
Randomized impact evaluation of Afghanistan's national solidarity programme (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 81107 Other Rural Study
Do elected councils improve governance ? experimental evidence on local institutions in Afghanistan (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6510 Policy Research Working Paper
Randomized impact evaluation of Afghanistan's national solidarity program : executive summary of the final report (Pashto)
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MAY 01, 2013 81251 Brief English, Dari
Empowering women : evidence from a field experiment in Afghanistan (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 WPS6269 Policy Research Working Paper
Direct democracy and resource allocation : experimental evidence from Afghanistan (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 WPS6133 Policy Research Working Paper
Winning hearts and minds through development ? evidence from a field experiment in Afghanistan (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 WPS6129 Policy Research Working Paper
Randomized impact evaluation of phase-II of Afghanistan's National Solidarity Program (English)
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JUL 08, 2010 63773 Working Paper