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Broken Promises : Evaluating an Incomplete Cash Transfer Program (English)

Interventions in highly insecure and fragile contexts are always confronted with the latent risk of not being able to implement the program as intended. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9016 SEP 16, 2019

Muller,Angelika; Pape,Utz Johann; Ralston,Laura R. Disclosed

Self-Employment and Migration (English)

There is a widespread policy view that a lack of job opportunities at home is a key reason for migration, accompanied by suggestions of the need to spend more on creating these opportunities to reduce migration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9007 SEP 12, 2019

Giambra,Samuele; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Paying Attention to Profitable Investments : Experimental Evidence from Renewable Energy Markets (English)

This paper provides an explanation for why many information campaigns fail to affect decision-making. The authors experimentally show that a large information intervention about a profitable and climate-friendly household investment had limited effects if it only provided generic data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9009 SEP 12, 2019

Coville,Aidan; Orozco Olvera,Victor Hugo; Reichert,Arndt Rudiger Disclosed

Impacts of PROSPERA on Enrollment, School Trajectories, and Learning (Spanish)

Many studies have demonstrated that Mexico's conditional cash transfer program, PROSPERA, has substantial effects on educational attainment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9000 SEP 10, 2019

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Impacts of PROSPERA on Enrollment, School Trajectories, and Learning (English)

Many studies have demonstrated that Mexico's conditional cash transfer program, PROSPERA, has substantial effects on educational attainment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9000 SEP 09, 2019

Behrman,Jere R.; W. Parker,Susan; Todd,Petra Elizabeth Spanish Disclosed

Reducing Hunger with Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) : Experimental Evidence from Burkina Faso (English)

Does financial compensation for providing environmental conservation, improve the food security of the rural poor in the drylands of Sub-Saharan Africa? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8974 AUG 12, 2019

Adjognon,Guigonan Serge; van Soest,Daan; Guthoff,Jonas Christoph Disclosed

Shortening Supply Chains : Experimental Evidence from Fruit and Vegetable Vendors in Bogota (English)

Small trading activities are a prevalent form of self-employment in developing countries, but their integration into supply value chains is not efficient, especially when it comes to perishable produce. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8977 AUG 12, 2019

Iacovone,Leonardo; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Incentivizing Quantity and Quality of Care : Evidence from an Impact Evaluation of Performance-Based Financing in the Health Sector in Tajikistan (English)

This paper presents the results of an impact evaluation of a performance-based financing pilot in rural areas of two regions of Tajikistan. Primary care facilities were given financial incentives conditional on general quality and the quantity provided of selected services related to reproductive, maternal and child health, and hypertension-related services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8951 JUL 30, 2019

Ahmed,Tashrik; Arur,Aneesa; De Walque,Damien B. C. M.; Shapira,Gil Disclosed

The Nollywood Nudge : An Entertaining Approach to Saving (English)

This paper investigates the immediate and medium-term behavioral response to an emotional trigger designed to affect biases in intertemporal financial decisions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8920 JUN 27, 2019

Coville,Aidan; Di Maro,Vincenzo; Dunsch,Felipe Alexander; Zottel,Siegfried Disclosed

Labor and Welfare Impacts of a Large-Scale Livelihoods Program : Quasi-Experimental Evidence from India (English)

Improving the livelihoods of poor households and transitioning more women back to the labor force is a major challenge in South Asia. Self-employment promoted through women's groups has often been cited as a promising intervention towards this end. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8883 JUN 11, 2019

Pandey,Vivek; Gupta,Abhishek; Gupta,Shivani Disclosed

No Household Left Behind : Afghanistan Targeting the Ultra Poor Impact Evaluation (English)

The share of people living in extreme poverty fell from 36 percent in 1990 to 10 percent in 2015 but has continued to increase in many fragile and conflict-affected areas where half of the extreme poor are expected to reside by 2030. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8877 JUN 10, 2019

Bedoya Arguelles,Guadalupe; Coville,Aidan; Haushofer,Johannes; Isaqzadeh,Mohammad Razaq; Shapiro,Jeremy Disclosed

Improving Management with Individual and Group-Based Consulting : Results from a Randomized Experiment in Colombia (English)

Differences in management quality are an important contributor to productivity differences across countries. A key question is how to best improve poor management in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8854 MAY 15, 2019

Iacovone,Leonardo; Maloney,William F.; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

The Economic Lives of Young Women in the Time of Ebola : Lessons from an Empowerment Program (English)

This paper evaluates an intervention to raise young women's economic empowerment in Sierra Leone, where women frequently experience sexual violence and face multiple economic disadvantages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8760 FEB 28, 2019

Bandiera,Oriana; Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Rasul,Imran; Smurra,Andrea Disclosed

How Household Characteristics Shape Program Access and Asset Accumulation : A Mixed Method Analysis of the Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme in Rwanda (English)

This paper assesses how household context and characteristics shape the welfare trajectory and more specifically the accumulation of productive assets among beneficiaries of the Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme in Rwanda, the government's flagship social assistance program. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8759 FEB 27, 2019

Gatzinsi,Justine; Hartwig,Renate Sieglinde; Mossman,Lindsay Suzanne; Francoise,Umutoni Marie; Roberte,Isimbi; Rawlings,Laura B. Disclosed

Parental Beliefs, Investments, and Child Development : Evidence from a Large-Scale Experiment (English)

This paper experimentally evaluates a large-scale and low-cost parenting program targeting poor families in Chile. Households in 162 public health centers were randomly assigned to three groups: a control group, a second group that was offered eight weekly group parenting sessions, and a third group that was offered the same eight group sessions plus two sessions of guided interactions between parents and children focused on responsive play and dialogic reading. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8743 FEB 14, 2019

Amaro Da Costa Luz Carneiro,Pedro Manuel; Galasso,Emanuela; Lopez Garcia,Italo Xavier; Bedregal,Paula; Cordero,Miguel Disclosed

Enforcing Competition and Firm Productivity : Evidence from 1,800 Peruvian Municipalities (English)

This paper uses a unique data set that captures the elimination of subnational regulatory barriers to firm entry and competition across 1,800 municipalities and matches it with establishment census panel data to estimate the impact on establishment productivity and markups. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8714 JAN 22, 2019

Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias; Sampi Bravo,James Robert Ezequiel Disclosed

Can Environmental Cash Transfers Reduce Deforestation and Improve Social Outcomes ? A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Mexico’s National Program (2011-2014) (English)

Environmental conditional cash transfers, or "payments for ecosystem services" are a centerpiece of global efforts to protect biodiversity, safeguard watersheds, and mitigate climate change by reducing forest loss. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8707 JAN 17, 2019

Alix-Garcia,Jennifer M.; Sims,Katharine R. Emans; Orozco Olvera,Victor Hugo; Costica,Laura Elena; Fernandez Medina.Jorge David; Romo-Monroy,Sofia; Pagiola,Stefano P. Disclosed

Re-Kindling Learning : eReaders in Lagos (English)

Empirical literature on digital technologies for student learning is generally unable to identify separately whether learning gains arise from reciprocity in response to the gift of a valuable gadget (the 'gadget effect') or from increasing exposure to relevant materials (the 'content effect'). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8665 DEC 06, 2018

Habyarimana,James Paul; Sabarwal,Shwetlena Disclosed

The Limits of Commitment: Who Benefits from Illiquid Savings Products? (English)

Working with a private bank in Ghana, this study examines the impacts of a commitment savings product designed to help clients taking repeated overdrafts break their debt cycles. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8633 OCT 31, 2018

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Klapper,Leora; Koroknay-Palicz,Tricia; Schaner,Simone Gabrielle Disclosed

How Should the Government Bring Small Firms into the Formal System ? Experimental Evidence from Malawi (English)

Developing country governments seek to reduce the pervasive informality of firms for multiple reasons: increasing the tax base, helping firms access formal markets and grow, increasing the rule of law, and as a means to obtain data that can be used for other government functions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8601 OCT 04, 2018

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Goldstein,Markus P.; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

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Broken Promises : Evaluating an Incomplete Cash Transfer Program (English)
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SEP 16, 2019 WPS9016 Policy Research Working Paper
Self-Employment and Migration (English)
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SEP 12, 2019 WPS9007 Policy Research Working Paper
Paying Attention to Profitable Investments : Experimental Evidence from Renewable Energy Markets (English)
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SEP 12, 2019 WPS9009 Policy Research Working Paper
Impacts of PROSPERA on Enrollment, School Trajectories, and Learning (Spanish)
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SEP 10, 2019 WPS9000 Policy Research Working Paper English
Impacts of PROSPERA on Enrollment, School Trajectories, and Learning (English)
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SEP 09, 2019 WPS9000 Policy Research Working Paper Spanish
Reducing Hunger with Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) : Experimental Evidence from Burkina Faso (English)
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AUG 12, 2019 WPS8974 Policy Research Working Paper
Shortening Supply Chains : Experimental Evidence from Fruit and Vegetable Vendors in Bogota (English)
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AUG 12, 2019 WPS8977 Policy Research Working Paper
Incentivizing Quantity and Quality of Care : Evidence from an Impact Evaluation of Performance-Based Financing in the Health Sector in Tajikistan (English)
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JUL 30, 2019 WPS8951 Policy Research Working Paper
The Nollywood Nudge : An Entertaining Approach to Saving (English)
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JUN 27, 2019 WPS8920 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor and Welfare Impacts of a Large-Scale Livelihoods Program : Quasi-Experimental Evidence from India (English)
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JUN 11, 2019 WPS8883 Policy Research Working Paper
No Household Left Behind : Afghanistan Targeting the Ultra Poor Impact Evaluation (English)
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JUN 10, 2019 WPS8877 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving Management with Individual and Group-Based Consulting : Results from a Randomized Experiment in Colombia (English)
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MAY 15, 2019 WPS8854 Policy Research Working Paper
The Economic Lives of Young Women in the Time of Ebola : Lessons from an Empowerment Program (English)
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FEB 28, 2019 WPS8760 Policy Research Working Paper
How Household Characteristics Shape Program Access and Asset Accumulation : A Mixed Method Analysis of the Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme in Rwanda (English)
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FEB 27, 2019 WPS8759 Policy Research Working Paper
Parental Beliefs, Investments, and Child Development : Evidence from a Large-Scale Experiment (English)
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FEB 14, 2019 WPS8743 Policy Research Working Paper
Enforcing Competition and Firm Productivity : Evidence from 1,800 Peruvian Municipalities (English)
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JAN 22, 2019 WPS8714 Policy Research Working Paper
Can Environmental Cash Transfers Reduce Deforestation and Improve Social Outcomes ? A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Mexico’s National Program (2011-2014) (English)
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JAN 17, 2019 WPS8707 Policy Research Working Paper
Re-Kindling Learning : eReaders in Lagos (English)
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DEC 06, 2018 WPS8665 Policy Research Working Paper
The Limits of Commitment: Who Benefits from Illiquid Savings Products? (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 WPS8633 Policy Research Working Paper
How Should the Government Bring Small Firms into the Formal System ? Experimental Evidence from Malawi (English)
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OCT 04, 2018 WPS8601 Policy Research Working Paper