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

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 (T&V) extension model, relative to a more direct training model. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS7000 AUG 01, 2014

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

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

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS7010 AUG 01, 2014

Bruhn, Miriam; Loeprick, Jan

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

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6964 JUL 01, 2014

Bird, Julia; Straub, Stephane

Radio's impact on preferences for patronage benefits (anglais)

Citizens in developing countries support politicians who provide patronage or clientelist benefits, such as government jobs and gifts at the time of elections. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6932 JUN 01, 2014

Keefer, Philip; Khemani, Stuti

The anatomy of failure : an ethnography of a randomized trial to deepen democracy in rural India (anglais)

Programs that induce citizen participation to improve the quality of government at the local level are the subjects of large amounts of funding and intense debate. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6958 JUN 01, 2014

Ananthpur, Kripa; Malik, Kabir; Rao, Vijayendra

Money or ideas ? a field experiment on constraints to entrepreneurship in rural Pakistan (anglais)

This paper identifies the relative importance of human and physical capital for entrepreneurship. A subset of rural microfinance clients were offered eight full time days of business training and the opportunity to participate in a loan lottery of up to Rs. 100,000 (USD 1,700), about seven times the average loan size. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6959 JUN 01, 2014

Gine, Xavier; Mansuri, Ghazala

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

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6931 JUN 01, 2014

Das, Ashis; Friedman, Jed; Kandpal, Eeshani

The effect of aid on growth : evidence from a quasi-experiment (anglais)

The literature on aid and growth has not found a convincing instrumental variable to identify the causal effects of aid. This paper exploits an instrumental variable based on the fact that since 1987, eligibility for aid from the International Development Association (IDA) has been based partly on whether or not a country is below a certain threshold of per capita income. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6865 MAY 01, 2014

Galiani, Sebastian; Knack, Stephen; Xu, Lixin Colin; Zou, Ben

Cash transfers and temptation goods : a review of global evidence (anglais)

Cash transfers have been demonstrated to improve education and health outcomes and alleviate poverty in various contexts. However, policy makers and others often express concern that poor households will use transfers to buy alcohol, tobacco, or other "temptation goods." ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6886 MAY 01, 2014

Evans, David K.; Popova, Anna

Rewarding provider performance to enable a healthy start to life : evidence from Argentina's Plan Nacer (anglais)

Argentina's Plan Nacer provides insurance for maternal and child health care to uninsured families. The program allocates funding to provinces based on enrollment of beneficiaries and adds performance incentives based on indicators of the use and quality of maternal and child health care services and health outcomes. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6884 MAY 01, 2014

Gertler, Paul; Giovagnoli, Paula; Martinez, Sebastian

The impact of a pay-for-performance scheme on prescription quality in rural China : an impact evaluation (anglais)

In China, health care providers have traditionally been paid fee-for-service and overprescribing and high out-of-pocket spending are common. In this study, township health centers in two counties were assigned almost randomly to two groups: in one, fee-for-service was replaced by a global capitated budget; in the other, by a mix of global capitated budget and pay-for-performance. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6892 MAY 01, 2014

Sun, Xiaojie; Liu, Xiaoyun; Sun, Qiang; Yip, Winnie; Wagstaff, Adam; Meng, Qingyue

The impact of an adolescent girls employment program : the EPAG project in Liberia (anglais)

This paper presents findings from the impact evaluation of the Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (EPAG) project in Liberia. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6832 APR 01, 2014

Adoho, Franck; Chakravarty, Shubha; Korkoyah, Jr, Dala T.; Lundberg, Mattias; Tasneem, Afia

Voter response to natural disaster aid : quasi-experimental evidence from drought relief payments in Mexico (anglais)

The paper estimates the effects on presidential election returns in Mexico of a government climatic contingency transfer that is allocated through rainfall-indexed insurance. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6836 APR 01, 2014

Fuchs, Alan; Rodriguez-Chamussy, Lourdes

The impact of vocational training for the unemployed : experimental evidence from Turkey (anglais)

A randomized experiment is used to evaluate a large-scale, active labor market policy: Turkey's vocational training programs for the unemployed. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6807 MAR 01, 2014

Hirshleifer, Sarojini; McKenzie, David; Almeida, Rita; Ridao-Cano, Cristobal

HIV testing, behavior change, and the transition to adulthood in Malawi (anglais)

For young adults living in countries with AIDS epidemics, getting an HIV test may influence near-term decisions, such as when to leave school, when to marry, and when to have a first child. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6825 MAR 01, 2014

Beegle, Kathleen; Poulin, Michelle; Shapira, Gil

The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing (anglais)

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6823 MAR 01, 2014

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

International interventions to build social capital : evidence from a field experiment in Sudan (anglais)

Over the past decade the international community, especially the World Bank, has conducted programs to increase local public service delivery in developing countries by improving local governing institutions and creating social capital. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6772 FEB 01, 2014

Avdeenko, Alexandra; Gilligan, Michael J.

Does energy consumption respond to price shocks ? evidence from a regression-discontinuity design (anglais)

This paper exploits unique features of a recently introduced tariff schedule for natural gas in Buenos Aires to estimate the short-run impact of price shocks on residential energy utilization. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6785 FEB 01, 2014

Bastos, Paulo; Castro, Lucio; Cristia, Julian; Scartascini, Carlos

Impact of intermittent screening and treatment for malaria among school children in Kenya : a cluster randomized trial (anglais)

This paper investigates the effects of intermittent screening and treatment of malaria on the health and education of school children in an area of low-to-moderate malaria transmission. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6791 FEB 01, 2014

Halliday, Katherine E.; Okello, George; Turner, Elizabeth L.; Njagi, Kiambo; Mcharo, Carlos; Kengo, Juddy; Allen, Elizabeth; Dubeck, Margaret M.; Jukes, Matthew C.H.; Brooker, Simon J.

Academic peer effects with different group assignment policies : residential tracking versus random assignment (anglais)

This paper studies the relative academic performance of students tracked or randomly assigned to South African university dormitories. Tracked or streamed assignment creates dormitories where all students obtained similar scores on high school graduation examinations. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS6787 FEB 01, 2014

Garlick, Robert

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Seeing is believing ? evidence from an extension network experiment (anglais)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7000 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Small business tax policy, informality, and tax evasion -- evidence from Georgia (anglais)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7010 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
The Brasilia experiment : road access and the spatial pattern of long-term local development in Brazil (anglais)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6964 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Radio's impact on preferences for patronage benefits (anglais)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6932 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
The anatomy of failure : an ethnography of a randomized trial to deepen democracy in rural India (anglais)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6958 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Money or ideas ? a field experiment on constraints to entrepreneurship in rural Pakistan (anglais)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6959 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Does involvement of local NGOs enhance public service delivery ? cautionary evidence from a Malaria-prevention evaluation in India (anglais)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6931 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
The effect of aid on growth : evidence from a quasi-experiment (anglais)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6865 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Cash transfers and temptation goods : a review of global evidence (anglais)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6886 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Rewarding provider performance to enable a healthy start to life : evidence from Argentina's Plan Nacer (anglais)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6884 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
The impact of a pay-for-performance scheme on prescription quality in rural China : an impact evaluation (anglais)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6892 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
The impact of an adolescent girls employment program : the EPAG project in Liberia (anglais)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6832 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Voter response to natural disaster aid : quasi-experimental evidence from drought relief payments in Mexico (anglais)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6836 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
The impact of vocational training for the unemployed : experimental evidence from Turkey (anglais)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6807 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
HIV testing, behavior change, and the transition to adulthood in Malawi (anglais)
Voir la suite
MAR 01, 2014 WPS6825 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing (anglais)
Voir la suite
MAR 01, 2014 WPS6823 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
International interventions to build social capital : evidence from a field experiment in Sudan (anglais)
Voir la suite
FEB 01, 2014 WPS6772 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Does energy consumption respond to price shocks ? evidence from a regression-discontinuity design (anglais)
Voir la suite
FEB 01, 2014 WPS6785 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Impact of intermittent screening and treatment for malaria among school children in Kenya : a cluster randomized trial (anglais)
Voir la suite
FEB 01, 2014 WPS6791 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques
Academic peer effects with different group assignment policies : residential tracking versus random assignment (anglais)
Voir la suite
FEB 01, 2014 WPS6787 Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques