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Savings Accounts for Village Micro-Entrepreneurs in Kenya

Randomized evaluation of the importance of savings constraints for self-employed individuals in rural Kenya.

Methodologies
Experimental Methods, Randomized Evaluation
Locations
Kenya (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Development Topics
Finance & Cash Transfers (Financial Services); Education & Labor (Employment)
The Impact of PROGRESA on Health in Mexico

This study evaluates the impact of the PROGRESA conditional cash transfer (CCT) program on the health of young children and their families in Mexico.

Researchers
Paul Gertler, Simone Peart Boyce
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, Randomized Evaluation
Locations
Mexico (Latin America and the Caribbean)
Development Topics
Finance & Cash Transfers (Cash Transfers); Health; Education & Labor
Challenges in Banking the Poor in Rural Kenya

This study considered knowledge of local credit opportunities and the offering vouchers for free savings account to better understand the demand for formal financial services in western Kenya.

Researchers
Pascaline Dupas, Jonathan Robinson, Sarah Green et al.
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, Randomized Evaluation
Locations
Kenya (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Development Topics
Finance & Cash Transfers (Financial Services)
Improving Governance Through Biometric Authentication and Secure Payments

Corruption and welfare outcomes from a randomized evaluation of a pilot initiative providing "Smartcards" to distribute government benefits to the poor in the Indian state of Andrha Pradesh.

Researchers
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, Randomized Evaluation
Locations
India (South Asia)
Development Topics
Finance & Cash Transfers (Financial Services); Public Service (Corruption); Technology & Infrastructure (Information & Communications Technology)
Health Education for Microcredit Clients in Peru

A study evaluating the impact of health education trainings on health outcomes among clients of the Peruvian PRISMA microfinance institution.

Researchers
Lia Fernald, Rita Hamad, Dean Karlan
Methodologies
Experimental Methods
Locations
Peru (Latin America and the Caribbean)
Development Topics
Finance & Cash Transfers (Financial Services); Health (Maternal & Infant Health; Child Health); Education & Labor
Impact of Management Consulting on Firm Productivity in India

A randomized evaluation of the performance impact of free management consulting for Indian textile plants.

Researchers
Aprajit Mahajan, Nicholas Bloom, Benn Eifert et al.
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, Randomized Evaluation
Locations
India (South Asia)
Development Topics
Public Service (Private Sector); Education & Labor (Employment)
The Role of Financial Incentives in Recruiting Public Sector Employees

This study analyzes the applicant pool of the Mexican Regional Development Program to evaluate the impact of financial incentives in attracting qualified applicants to the public sector.

Researchers
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, Randomized Evaluation
Locations
Mexico (Latin America and the Caribbean)
Development Topics
Public Service; Education & Labor (Employment)
Empowering Parents to Improve Education Quality in Rural Mexico

This study evaluates the impact of the Mexican government's National Council of Education Development on student learning in rural Mexico by facilitating parent involvement in their child's education.

Researchers
Paul Gertler, Harry Anthony Patrinos, Eduardo Rodríguez-Oreggia
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, - Randomized Evaluation
Locations
Mexico (Latin America and the Caribbean)
Development Topics
Education & Labor (Primary & Secondary Education)
Cash for Coolers: Evaluating the Impact of an Appliance Replacement Program in Mexico

A program replacing appliances with energy-efficient models showed lowered energy consumption from refrigeration but increased energy usage by air conditioners, and was found to be cost-inefficient.

Researchers
Methodologies
Non-Experimental Methods, Difference-in-Differences
Locations
Mexico (Latin America and the Caribbean)
Development Topics
Climate & Environment (Energy); Finance & Cash Transfers
Using Smartphones to Reduce Electoral Fraud in Afghanistan and Uganda

Smartphone photographs of electoral results at local polling stations resulted in significant decreases in electoral fraud in both Afghanistan and Uganda.

Researchers
Clark Gibson, Danielle Jung, James D. Long
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, - Randomized Evaluation
Locations
Afghanistan (South Asia); Uganda (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Development Topics
Technology & Infrastructure (Information & Communications Technology); Public Service (Corruption)
Development Aid and Social Cohesion after Civil War in Liberia

Villages that participated in a community-driven reconstruction program had higher subsequent levels of social cohesion, as demonstrated by a community-wide public goods game in post-conflict Liberia.

Researchers
Jeremy Weinstein, James Fearon, Macartan Humphreys
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, Randomized Evaluation
Locations
Liberia (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Development Topics
Public Service (Conflict; Civic Engagement)
Evaluating the Impact of Flood-Resistant Rice on Fertilizer Use and Crop Yield in India

This study evaluates the impact of adoption flood-resistant rice on crop yield and use of more productive inputs due to risk reduction.

Researchers
Alain de Janvry, Elisabeth Sadoulet, Kyle Emerick et al.
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, - Randomized Evaluation
Locations
India (South Asia)
Development Topics
Agriculture (Inputs); Climate & Environment