Designing Contracts for Healthcare Providers in India

Manoj Mohanan
Katherine Donato
Yulya Truskinovsky
Marcos Vera-Hernández
Karnataka, India
140 rural healthcare providers
2012 - 2014
Target group:
Health care providers
Outcome of interest:
Sexual and reproductive health Social service delivery
Intervention type:
Incentives Recruitment and hiring
AEA RCT registration number:


Women at a rural pregnancy clinic in India. Photo: Travel Stock |

Donato, Katherine, Manoj Mohanan, Grant Miller, Yulya Truskinovsky, and Marcos Vera-Hernández. "Personality Traits and Performance Contracts: Evidence from a Field Experiment among Maternity Care Providers in India." American Economic Review Vol. 107, NO. 5, MAY 2017 (pp. 506-10).

Mohanan, Manoj, Grant Miller, Katherine Donato, Yulya Truskinovsky, and Marcos Vera-Hernández. 2017. “Different Strokes for Different Folks: Experimental Evidence on the Effectiveness of Input and Output Incentive Contracts for Health Care Providers with Different Levels of Skills.” NBER Working Paper No. 25499, January 2019.