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Comparing Free Provision of Deworming Drugs and Other Approaches in Kenya

Researchers evaluate the uptake of deworming treatments by children in Kenya by varying the cost of treatment.

Researchers
Edward Miguel, Michael Kremer
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, Randomized Evaluation
Locations
Kenya (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Development Topics
Health
HIV/AIDS Prevention Through Relative Risk Information for Teen Girls in Kenya

This study explores how to reduce the incidence of HIV through the distribution of relative risk information, through videos and group discussion, to teenage girls.

Researchers
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, Randomized Evaluation
Locations
Kenya (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Development Topics
Health (Infectious & Communicable Diseases)
Maize storage, credit, and price arbitrage in Kenya

Researchers study the impact of grain storage on seasonal price variation of maize and farmer welfare in Kenya.

Researchers
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, - Randomized Evaluation
Locations
Kenya (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Development Topics
Finance & Cash Transfers; Agriculture
Job Networks and Gender in Malawi

Researchers examined how informal job referral systems affect labor market participation for women and found that informal referral schemes systematically disadvantaged qualified women.

Researchers
Jeremy Magruder, Lori Beaman, Niall Keleher
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, Randomized Evaluation
Locations
Malawi (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Coordinating Seed Exchange to Overcome Network Failures

Researchers test whether coordinated seed exchanges increase uptake of stress-tolerant seeds in India relative to diffusion through farmers' social networks.

Researchers
Alain de Janvry, Elisabeth Sadoulet, Kyle Emerick et al.
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, - Randomized Evaluation
Locations
India (South Asia)
Development Topics
Agriculture
Ethnic Quotas and Political Mobilization: Caste, Parties and Distribution in Indian Village Councils

Quotas for government address inequality by guaranteeing representation for marginalized groups but other incentives can mitigate their redistributive impact, limiting their effectiveness.

Researchers
Thad Dunning, Janhavi Nilekani, Harvard University
Methodologies
Non-Experimental Methods, Regression Discontinuity
Locations
India (South Asia)
Development Topics
Public Service
Impact of Polling Station Observers on Electoral Fraud in Ghana

This study focuses on the effects of observers on incidence of polling station fraud in the 2012 Ghanaian presidential election.

Researchers
Miriam Golden, Joseph Asunka, Sarah Brierley et al.
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, Randomized Evaluation
Locations
Ghana (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Development Topics
Public Service
Do Reforms Affect the Quality of Services?

This study examines the impact of the automated delivery of public services on service quality and corruption in local government.

Researchers
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, Randomized Evaluation, Non-Experimental Methods, Multivariate Regression
Locations
India (South Asia)
Development Topics
Public Service (Corruption)
Election Fairness and Government Legitimacy in Afghanistan

This study examines the effects of an anti-fraud intervention during the 2010 elections in Afghanistan on both the occurrence of fraud and the perception of legitimacy.

Methodologies
Experimental Methods, Randomized Evaluation
Locations
Afghanistan (South Asia)
Development Topics
Public Service
Effects of Short Term Measures to Curb Air Pollution in Chile

This study evaluated the impacts, on air quality and health, of short term policies to curb air pollution in Santiago, Chile.

Researchers
Prashant Bharadwaj, Jamie Mullins
Methodologies
Non-Experimental Methods, Difference-in-Differences, Statistical Matching
Locations
Chile (Latin America and the Caribbean)
Development Topics
Climate & Environment (Pollution Control)
Outside Funding and the Dynamics of Participation in Community Associations

Outside funding of women's self-help groups in Kenya does not increase group output or improve functioning, but does change group membership and leadership, weakening the role of the disadvantaged.

Researchers
Mary Kay Gugerty, Michael Kremer
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, - Randomized Evaluation
Locations
Kenya (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Unconditional Cash Transfers and Nutrition in South Africa

The South African Child Support Grant, an unconditional cash transfer program, improved child nutrition outcomes proportional to the extent of enrollment during the first three years of life.

Researchers
Michael Carter, Jorge Aguero
Methodologies
Non-Experimental Methods, - Statistical Matching
Locations
South Africa (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Development Topics
Health; Finance & Cash Transfers (Cash Transfers)