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A Multiple-Arm, Cluster-Randomized Impact Evaluation of the Clean India (Swachh Bharat) Mission Program in Rural Punjab, India (English)

This study reports the findings of a large-scale, multiple-arm, cluster-randomized control study carried out in rural Punjab, India, to assess the impact of a flagship sanitation program of the Government of India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9249 MAY 18, 2020

Andres,Luis Alberto; Deb,Saubhik; Joseph,George; Larenas,Marna Isabel; Grabinsky Zabludovsky,Jonathan Disclosed

Sophisticated Policy with Naive Agents : Habit Formation and Piped Water in Vietnam (English)

Utilities the world over grapple with how to set prices to recover fixed costs. This paper considers optimal utility provision and pricing when consumers form habits without being aware of it. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9207 APR 07, 2020

Do,Quy-Toan; Jacoby,Hanan G. Disclosed

Peer Effects on Violence : Experimental Evidence from El Salvador (English)

This paper provides experimental evidence of the effect of having peers with different propensities for violence in the context of an afterschool program. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9187 MAR 17, 2020

Dinarte Diaz,Lelys Ileana Disclosed

Iraq's Universal Public Distribution System : Utilization and Impacts During Displacement (English)

Subsidized or free distribution of food has been a central pillar of social protection programs in many countries. With the number of forcibly displaced persons at record levels, the question arises of whether in-kind food transfer programs are effective in mitigating the loss of welfare induced by forced displacement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9155 FEB 19, 2020

Phadera,Lokendra; Sharma,Dhiraj; Wai-Poi,Matthew Grant Disclosed

Assessing the Longer Term Impact of Community-Driven Development Programs : Evidence from a Field Experiment in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

Community-driven development programs are a popular model for service delivery and socioeconomic development, especially in countries reeling from civil strife. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9140 JAN 31, 2020

Mvukiyehe,Eric; van der Windt,Peter Disclosed

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

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 JAN 06, 2020

English Disclosed

Effects over the Life of a Program : Evidence from an Education Conditional Cash Transfer Program for Girls (English)

While most evaluations of education programs in developing countries examine effects one or two years after a program has been introduced, this study does so over an extended duration of a program. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9094 DEC 19, 2019

Chhabra,Esha; Najeeb,Fatima; Raju,Dhushyanth Disclosed

Factor Market Failures and the Adoption of Irrigation in Rwanda (English)

This paper examines constraints to adoption of new technologies in the context of hillside irrigation schemes in Rwanda. It leverages a plot-level spatial regression discontinuity design to produce 3 key results. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9092 DEC 18, 2019

Jones,Maria Ruth; Kondylis,Florence; Loeser,John Ashton; Magruder,Jeremy Disclosed

Addressing High School Dropouts with a Scalable Intervention : The Case of PODER (English)

Working with the Mexican Ministry of Education, this study piloted a scalable program to reduce high school dropout rates by focusing on socio-emotional skill development and mathematics tutoring. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9085 DEC 17, 2019

Avitabile,Ciro; Cuevas,Janina; De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Jamison,Julian C Disclosed

Group Incentives for the Public Good : A Field Experiment on Improving the Urban Environment (English)

How to maintain communal spaces is an important concern in many developing countries, particularly in urban environments. But what strategies can communities use to overcome the public goods problems involved in maintaining their local environment? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9087 DEC 17, 2019

Newman,Carol Frances; Mitchell,Tara Lynn; Holmlund,Marcus Erik; Fernandez,Chloe Monica Disclosed

Effects of a Multi-Faceted Education Program on Enrollment, Equity, Learning, and School Management : Evidence from India (English)

The Sustainable Development Goals set a triple educational objective: improve access to, quality of, and gender equity in education. This paper documents the effectiveness of a multifaceted educational program, pursuing these three objectives simultaneously, in rural India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9081 DEC 12, 2019

Delavallade,Clara Anne; Griffith,Alan; Thornton,Rebecca Lynn Disclosed

Intergenerational Impact of Population Shocks on Children's Health : Evidence from the 1993-2001 Refugee Crisis in Tanzania (English)

This paper examines how parents' early childhood exposure to a refugee crisis impacts their children's health status. Based on Demographic and Health Survey data from Tanzania with the migration history of mothers and fathers, the analysis exploits geographical, time, and cohort variations using shock intensity and distance from refugee camps to instrument treatment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9075 DEC 03, 2019

Wang Sonne,Soazic Elise; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Improving Preschool Provision and Encouraging Demand : Heterogeneous Impacts of a Large-Scale Program (English)

This paper experimentally examines the impacts of a large-scale government program that increased the supply and quality of community preschools in rural Cambodia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9070 DEC 02, 2019

Berkes,Jan Lukas; Bouguen,Adrien; Filmer,Deon P.; Fukao,Tsuyoshi Disclosed

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

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

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

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

English Disclosed

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

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A Multiple-Arm, Cluster-Randomized Impact Evaluation of the Clean India (Swachh Bharat) Mission Program in Rural Punjab, India (English)
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MAY 18, 2020 WPS9249 Policy Research Working Paper
Sophisticated Policy with Naive Agents : Habit Formation and Piped Water in Vietnam (English)
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APR 07, 2020 WPS9207 Policy Research Working Paper
Peer Effects on Violence : Experimental Evidence from El Salvador (English)
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MAR 17, 2020 WPS9187 Policy Research Working Paper
Iraq's Universal Public Distribution System : Utilization and Impacts During Displacement (English)
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FEB 19, 2020 WPS9155 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing the Longer Term Impact of Community-Driven Development Programs : Evidence from a Field Experiment in the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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JAN 31, 2020 WPS9140 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 (Russian)
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JAN 06, 2020 WPS8951 Policy Research Working Paper English
Effects over the Life of a Program : Evidence from an Education Conditional Cash Transfer Program for Girls (English)
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DEC 19, 2019 WPS9094 Policy Research Working Paper
Factor Market Failures and the Adoption of Irrigation in Rwanda (English)
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DEC 18, 2019 WPS9092 Policy Research Working Paper
Addressing High School Dropouts with a Scalable Intervention : The Case of PODER (English)
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DEC 17, 2019 WPS9085 Policy Research Working Paper
Group Incentives for the Public Good : A Field Experiment on Improving the Urban Environment (English)
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DEC 17, 2019 WPS9087 Policy Research Working Paper
Effects of a Multi-Faceted Education Program on Enrollment, Equity, Learning, and School Management : Evidence from India (English)
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DEC 12, 2019 WPS9081 Policy Research Working Paper
Intergenerational Impact of Population Shocks on Children's Health : Evidence from the 1993-2001 Refugee Crisis in Tanzania (English)
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DEC 03, 2019 WPS9075 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving Preschool Provision and Encouraging Demand : Heterogeneous Impacts of a Large-Scale Program (English)
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DEC 02, 2019 WPS9070 Policy Research Working Paper
Broken Promises : Evaluating an Incomplete Cash Transfer Program (English)
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SEP 16, 2019 WPS9016 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
Self-Employment and Migration (English)
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SEP 12, 2019 WPS9007 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