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The Miracle of Microfinance? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation
Microcredit has spread extremely rapidly since its beginnings in the late 1970s, but whether and how much is helps the poor is the subject of intense debate. This paper reports on the …rst randomizedExpand
The Miracle of Microfinance? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation
This paper reports results from the randomized evaluation of a group-lending microcredit program in Hyderabad, India. A lender worked in 52 randomly selected neighborhoods, leading to an 8.4Expand
Pitfalls of Participatory Programs: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Education in India
This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Pitfalls of participatory programs: evidence from a randomized evaluation in education in India, conducted in betweenExpand
Promoting an open research culture
Author guidelines for journals could help to promote transparency, openness, and reproducibility Transparency, openness, and reproducibility are readily recognized as vital features of science (1,Expand
PUTTING A BAND-AID ON A CORPSE: INCENTIVES FOR NURSES IN THE INDIAN PUBLIC HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.
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An experiment carried out with a district administration and a nongovernmental organization showed that nurses are responsive to financial incentives, but after a few months, the local health administration appears to have undermined the scheme from the inside by letting the nurses claim an increasing number of "exempt days". Expand
Reshaping Institutions: Evidence on Aid Impacts Using a Pre-Analysis Plan
This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Reshaping institutions : evidence on aid impacts using a pre analysis plan, conducted between 2005 and 2009 in SierraExpand
Pitfalls of Participatory Programs: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Education in India
Participation of beneficiaries in the monitoring of public services is increasingly seen as a key to improving their efficiency. In India, the current government flagship program on universal primaryExpand
The Challenge of Education and Learning in the Developing World
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Across many different contexts, randomized evaluations find that school participation is sensitive to costs: pedagogical reforms that match teaching to students’ learning levels are highly cost effective at increasing learning, as are reforms that improve accountability and incentives, such as local hiring of teachers on short-term contracts. Expand
Improving immunisation coverage in rural India: clustered randomised controlled evaluation of immunisation campaigns with and without incentives
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Small incentives have large positive impacts on the uptake of immunisation services in resource poor areas and are more cost effective than purely improving supply. Expand
Comparative Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Inform Policy in Developing Countries: A General Framework with Applications for Education
In this paper we discuss how comparative cost-effectiveness analyses can help inform policy in developing countries and the underlying methodological assumptions necessary for performing this kind ofExpand
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