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Using lotteries to incentivize safer sexual behavior : evidence from a randomized controlled trial on HIV prevention (الإنجليزية)

Financial incentives are a promising HIV prevention strategy. This paper assesses the effect on HIV incidence of a lottery program in Lesotho with low expected payments but a chance to win a high prize conditional on negative test results for sexually transmitted infections. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7215 MAR 18, 2015

Nyqvist,Martina Björkman; Corno,Lucia; De Walque,Damien B. C. M.; Svensson,Jakob

Trade effects of customs reform : evidence from Albania (الإنجليزية)

Despite enormous academic interest in international trade costs and keen policy interest in efforts to mitigate them, so far there is very little hard evidence on the impacts of trade facilitation efforts. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7210 MAR 10, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra

Debiasing on a roll: changing gambling behavior through experiential learning (الإنجليزية)

This paper tests experiential learning as a debiasing tool against gambling and lottery behavior in South Africa. The study implemented a simple, interactive dice game that simulates worsening winning odds of rolling sixes as more dice are added to the game. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7195 FEB 01, 2015

Abel , Martin; Cole, Shawn; Zia, Bilal

Impact evaluation helps deliver development projects (الإنجليزية)

Does research add value to aid? Specifically, does impact evaluation research help or hinder the delivery of development projects? This paper analyzes the question by constructing a new data set of 100 impact evaluations and 1,135 projects approved by the World Bank between 2005 and 2011. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7157 JAN 01, 2015

Legovini, Arianna; Di Maro, Vincenzo; Piza, Caio

Promoting handwashing and sanitation : evidence from a large-scale randomized trial in rural Tanzania (الإنجليزية)

The association between hygiene, sanitation, and health is well documented, yet thousands of children die each year from exposure to contaminated fecal matter. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7164 JAN 01, 2015

Briceno, Bertha; Coville, Aidan; Martinez , Sebastian

Short-term impacts of formalization assistance and a bank information session on business registration and access to finance in Malawi (الإنجليزية)

Despite regulatory efforts designed to make it easier for firms to formalize, informality remains extremely high among firms in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7183 JAN 01, 2015

Campos, Francisco; Goldstein, Markus; McKenzie, David

Integrating qualitative methods into investment climate impact evaluations (الإنجليزية)

Incorporating qualitative methods into the evaluation of development programs has become increasingly popular in recent years, both for the distinctive insights such approaches can bring in their own right and because of their capacity to complement the strengths -- and where necessary correct some of the weaknesses -- of quantitative approaches. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7145 DEC 01, 2014

Mendoza Alcantara, Alejandra; Woolcock, Michael

Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (الإنجليزية)

Incentive-based policies have been shown to be powerful in many areas of behavior, but have rarely been tested in the sexual domain. The Rewarding Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention and Control in Tanzania (RESPECT) study is a randomized controlled trial testing the hypothesis that a system of rapid feedback and positive reinforcement that uses cash as the primary incentive can be used to reduce risky sexual activity among young people, male and female, who are at high risk of HIV infection. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7099 NOV 01, 2014

de Walque, Damien; Dow, William H.; Nathan, Rose

Health information, treatment, and worker productivity : experimental evidence from malaria testing and treatment among Nigerian sugarcane cutters (الإنجليزية)

Agricultural and other physically demanding sectors are important sources of growth in developing countries but prevalent diseases such as malaria adversely impact the productivity, labor supply, and choice of job tasks among workers by reducing physical capacity. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7120 NOV 01, 2014

Dillon, Andrew; Friedman, Jed; Serneels, Pieter

Evidence on policies to increase the development impacts of international migration (الإنجليزية)

International migration offers individuals and their families the potential to experience immediate and large gains in their incomes, and offers a large number of other positive benefits to the sending communities and countries. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7057 OCT 01, 2014

McKenzie, David; Yang, Dean

Measuring agricultural knowledge and adoption (الإنجليزية)

Understanding the trade-offs in improving the precision of agricultural measures through survey design is crucial. Yet, standard indicators used to determine program effectiveness may be flawed and at a differential rate for men and women. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7058 OCT 01, 2014

Kondylis, Florence; Mueller, Valerie; Zhu, Siyao Jessica

Radio frequency (un)identification : results from a proof-of-concept trial of the use of RFID technology to measure microenterprise turnover in Sri Lanka (الإنجليزية)

Accurate measurement of stock levels, turnover, and profitability in microenterprises in developing countries is difficult because the majority of these firms do not keep detailed records. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7064 OCT 01, 2014

de Mel, Suresh; Herath, Dammika; McKenzie, David; Pathak, Yuvraj

Testing the importance of search frictions, matching, and reservation prestige through randomized experiments in Jordan (الإنجليزية)

Unemployment rates for tertiary-educated youth in Jordan are high, as is the duration of unemployment. Two randomized experiments in Jordan were used to test different theories that may explain this phenomenon. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7030 SEP 01, 2014

Groh, Matthew; McKenzie, David; Shammout, Nour; Vishwanath, Tara

Dynamics of demand for rainfall index insurance : evidence from a commercial product in India (الإنجليزية)

This paper analyzes the dynamic nature of rainfall insurance purchasing decisions, specifically looking at whether and why receiving an insurance payout induces a greater chance of purchasing insurance again the next year. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7035 SEP 01, 2014

Stein, Daniel

Macroinsurance for microenterprises : a randomized experiment in post-revolution Egypt (الإنجليزية)

Firms in many developing countries cite macroeconomic instability and political uncertainty as major constraints to their growth. Economic theory suggests uncertainty can cause firms to delay investments until uncertainty is resolved. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7048 SEP 01, 2014

Groh, Matthew; McKenzie, David

Small business tax policy, informality, and tax evasion -- evidence from Georgia (الإنجليزية)

Using a panel of administrative data and regression discontinuity analysis, this paper examines how the introduction of preferential tax regimes for Georgian micro and small businesses in 2010 affects formal firm creation and tax compliance. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7010 AUG 01, 2014

Bruhn, Miriam; Loeprick, Jan

Information is power : experimental evidence on the long-run impact of community based monitoring (الإنجليزية)

This paper presents the results of two field experiments on local accountability in primary health care in Uganda. Efforts to stimulate beneficiary control, coupled with the provision of report cards on staff performance, resulted in significant improvements in health care delivery and health outcomes in both the short and the longer run. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7015 AUG 01, 2014

Nyqvist, Martina Bjorkman; de Walque, Damien; Svensson, Jakob

Seeing is believing ? evidence from an extension network experiment (الإنجليزية)

Extension services are a keystone of information diffusion in agriculture. This paper exploits a large randomized controlled trial to track diffusion of a new technique in the classic Training and Visit (TV) extension model, relative to a more direct training model. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7000 AUG 01, 2014

Kondylis, Florence; Mueller, Valerie; Zhu, Siyao Jessica

The Brasilia experiment : road access and the spatial pattern of long-term local development in Brazil (الإنجليزية)

This paper studies the impact of the rapid expansion of the Brazilian road network, which occurred from the 1960s to the 2000s, on the growth and spatial allocation of population and economic activity across the country's municipalities. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS6964 JUL 01, 2014

Bird, Julia; Straub, Stephane

Does involvement of local NGOs enhance public service delivery ? cautionary evidence from a Malaria-prevention evaluation in India (الإنجليزية)

Using data from an experimental supportive intervention to India's malaria control program, this paper studies the impact of leveraging local non-state capacity to promote mosquito net usage and recommended fever care-seeking patterns. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS6931 JUN 01, 2014

Das, Ashis; Friedman, Jed; Kandpal, Eeshani

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Using lotteries to incentivize safer sexual behavior : evidence from a randomized controlled trial on HIV prevention (الإنجليزية)
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MAR 18, 2015 WPS7215 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Trade effects of customs reform : evidence from Albania (الإنجليزية)
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MAR 10, 2015 WPS7210 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Debiasing on a roll: changing gambling behavior through experiential learning (الإنجليزية)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7195 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Impact evaluation helps deliver development projects (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
JAN 01, 2015 WPS7157 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Promoting handwashing and sanitation : evidence from a large-scale randomized trial in rural Tanzania (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
JAN 01, 2015 WPS7164 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Short-term impacts of formalization assistance and a bank information session on business registration and access to finance in Malawi (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
JAN 01, 2015 WPS7183 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Integrating qualitative methods into investment climate impact evaluations (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
DEC 01, 2014 WPS7145 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
NOV 01, 2014 WPS7099 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Health information, treatment, and worker productivity : experimental evidence from malaria testing and treatment among Nigerian sugarcane cutters (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
NOV 01, 2014 WPS7120 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Evidence on policies to increase the development impacts of international migration (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
OCT 01, 2014 WPS7057 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Measuring agricultural knowledge and adoption (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
OCT 01, 2014 WPS7058 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Radio frequency (un)identification : results from a proof-of-concept trial of the use of RFID technology to measure microenterprise turnover in Sri Lanka (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
OCT 01, 2014 WPS7064 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Testing the importance of search frictions, matching, and reservation prestige through randomized experiments in Jordan (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
SEP 01, 2014 WPS7030 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Dynamics of demand for rainfall index insurance : evidence from a commercial product in India (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
SEP 01, 2014 WPS7035 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Macroinsurance for microenterprises : a randomized experiment in post-revolution Egypt (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
SEP 01, 2014 WPS7048 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Small business tax policy, informality, and tax evasion -- evidence from Georgia (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
AUG 01, 2014 WPS7010 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Information is power : experimental evidence on the long-run impact of community based monitoring (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
AUG 01, 2014 WPS7015 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Seeing is believing ? evidence from an extension network experiment (الإنجليزية)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7000 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
The Brasilia experiment : road access and the spatial pattern of long-term local development in Brazil (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
JUL 01, 2014 WPS6964 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Does involvement of local NGOs enhance public service delivery ? cautionary evidence from a Malaria-prevention evaluation in India (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
JUN 01, 2014 WPS6931 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات