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

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques 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 (anglais)

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS7210 MAR 10, 2015

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

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

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS7195 FEB 01, 2015

Abel , Martin; Cole, Shawn; Zia, Bilal

Impact evaluation helps deliver development projects (anglais)

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques 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 (anglais)

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

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques 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 (anglais)

Despite regulatory efforts designed to make it easier for firms to formalize, informality remains extremely high among firms in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS7183 JAN 01, 2015

Campos, Francisco; Goldstein, Markus; McKenzie, David

Integrating qualitative methods into investment climate impact evaluations (anglais)

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS7145 DEC 01, 2014

Mendoza Alcantara, Alejandra; Woolcock, Michael

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

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques 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 (anglais)

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS7120 NOV 01, 2014

Dillon, Andrew; Friedman, Jed; Serneels, Pieter

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

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS7057 OCT 01, 2014

McKenzie, David; Yang, Dean

Measuring agricultural knowledge and adoption (anglais)

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques 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 (anglais)

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques 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 (anglais)

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques 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 (anglais)

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS7035 SEP 01, 2014

Stein, Daniel

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

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS7048 SEP 01, 2014

Groh, Matthew; McKenzie, David

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

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

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. ... Voir la suite

Document de travail de recherche sur les politiques WPS7015 AUG 01, 2014

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

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 (TV) 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

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

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

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