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The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing (English)

An extensive multi-disciplinary literature examines the effects of learning one's HIV status on subsequent risky sexual behaviors. However, many of these studies rely on non-experimental designs; use self-reported outcome measures, or both. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6823 MAR 01, 2014

Baird, Sarah; Gong, Erick; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk

Designing experiments to measure spillover effects (English)

This paper formalizes the design of experiments intended specifically to study spillover effects. By first randomizing the intensity of treatment within clusters and then randomly assigning individual treatment conditional on this cluster-level intensity, a novel set of treatment effects can be identified. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6824 MAR 01, 2014

Baird, Sarah; Bohren, J. Aislinn; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk

The short-term impacts of a schooling conditional cash transfer program on the sexual behavior of young women (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled The short-term impacts of a schooling conditional cash transfer program on the sexual behavior of young women, conducted during the time period 2007 to 2009 in Malawi. ... See More +

Brief 81510 AUG 14, 2013

Baird, Sarah; Chirwa, Ephraim; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk

Cash or condition ? evidence from a cash transfer experiment (English)

Conditional Cash Transfer programs are "...the world's favorite new anti-poverty device," (The Economist, July 29 2010) yet little is known about the specific role of the conditions in driving their success. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5259 MAR 01, 2010

Baird, Sarah; Mcintosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk

The short-term impacts of a schooling conditional cash transfer program on the sexual behavior of young women (English)

Recent evidence suggests that conditional cash transfer programs for schooling are effective in raising school enrollment and attendance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5089 OCT 01, 2009

Baird, Sarah; Chirwa, Ephraim; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk

Designing cost-effective cash transfer programs to boost schooling among young women in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

As of 2007, 29 developing countries had some type of conditional cash transfer program in place, with many others planning or piloting one. However, the evidence base needed by a government to decide how to design a new conditional cash transfer program is severely limited in a number of critical dimensions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5090 OCT 01, 2009

Baird, Sarah; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk