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Scaling Up What Works: Experimental Evidence on External Validity in Kenyan Education
The recent wave of randomized trials in development economics has provoked criticisms regarding external validity. We investigate two concerns – heterogeneity across beneficiaries and implementers –Expand
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Determinants of Poverty in Kenya: A Household Level Analysis
Strategies aimed at poverty reduction need to identify factors that are strongly associated with poverty and that are amenable to modification by policy. This article uses household level dataExpand
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Efficiency and Efficacy of Kenya's Constituency Development Fund: Theory and Evidence
Kenya's Constituency Development Fund (CDF) is one of the ingenious innovations of the National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) Government of Kenya. Unlike other development funds that filter from theExpand
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Interventions and Institutions: Experimental Evidence on Scaling UP Education Reforms in Kenya
The recent wave of randomized trials in development economics has provoked criticisms regarding external validity and the neglect of political economy. We investigate these concerns in a randomizedExpand
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Ethnicity, Governance and the Provision of Public Goods
Ethnicity is an important institution and one that impacts on the quality of governance. This paper focuses on the behavior of ethnic groups and specifically on their impact on the provision ofExpand
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Voting in Kenya: Putting Ethnicity in Perspective
Abstract Do Kenyans vote according to ethnic identities or policy interests? Based on results from a national probability sample survey conducted in December 2007, this article shows that, whileExpand
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Achieving Universal Primary Education: Can Kenya Afford it?
Kenya has experienced a rapid expansion of the education system partly due to high government expenditure on education. Despite the high level of expenditure on education, primary school enrolmentExpand
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Does Abolishing Fees Reduce School Quality?Evidence from Kenya.
In 2003 Kenya abolished user fees in all government primary schools. We find that this Free Primary Education (FPE) policy resulted in a decline in public school quality and increased demand forExpand
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Human Capital Externalities and Private Returns to Education in Kenya
We use micro data to analyse the effect of human capital externality on earnings and private returns to education. The earnings equations are estimated using the OLS method for a sample of full-timeExpand
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