Using Household Grants to Benchmark the Cost Effectiveness of a USAID Workforce Readiness Program

  title={Using Household Grants to Benchmark the Cost Effectiveness of a USAID Workforce Readiness Program},
  author={Craig McIntosh and Andrew Zeitlin},
  journal={AEA Randomized Controlled Trials},
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