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 randomized…
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 between…
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,…
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 Sierra…
Improving immunisation coverage in rural India: clustered randomised controlled evaluation of immunisation campaigns with and without incentives
- A. Banerjee, E. Duflo, R. Glennerster, Dhruva Kothari
- MedicineBMJ : British Medical Journal
- 17 May 2010
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.
PUTTING A BAND-AID ON A CORPSE: INCENTIVES FOR NURSES IN THE INDIAN PUBLIC HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.
- A. Banerjee, R. Glennerster, E. Duflo
- Political Science, MedicineJournal of the European Economic Association
- 5 April 2008
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".
The Challenge of Education and Learning in the Developing World
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.
Power vs money: alternative approaches to reducing child marriage in Bangladesh a randomized control trial.
A clustered randomized trial in Bangladesh examines alternative strategies to reduce child marriage and teenage childbearing and increase girls education. Communities were randomized into three…
Running Randomized Evaluations: A Practical Guide
This book provides a comprehensive yet accessible guide to running randomized impact evaluations of social programs. Drawing on the experience of researchers at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action…
Strong Medicine: Creating Incentives for Pharmaceutical Research on Neglected Diseases
It is concluded that a commitment to purchasing vaccines could develop within low-income countries and that developing countries now have the right to produce drugs protected by the patent holder and to grant compulsory licenses to home manufacturers through this agreement.