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Search our database of 963 randomized evaluations conducted by our affiliates in 83 countries. To browse summaries of key policy recommendations from a subset of these evaluations, visit the Policy Publications tab.

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Finance, Health, Gender

Small Individual Loans and Mental Health in South Africa

Dean Karlan, Jonathan Zinman , Lia C.H. Fernald, Emily J. Ozer, Rita Hamad

Approving loans for marginally creditworthy applicants can improve economic outcomes for poor households and generate profits for lenders in South Africa.

Man and woman assembling a bed net in rural Kenya.

Health

The Role of Exposure, Social Networks and Marketing Messages in Households' Willingness to Pay for Malaria Prevention in Kenya

The take-up of insecticide-treated bed nets by rural households in Kenya doesn’t vary with the framing of marketing messages, but is highly sensitive to changes in price.

Health, Gender

Free Distribution or Cost Sharing? Evidence from a Malaria Prevention Experiment in Kenya

Free distribution of insecticide-treated bed nets is preferred to partial subsidization in malaria-endemic areas of Kenya.

Boy watching water pour out of a concrete-encased spring.

Environment & Energy, Health, Gender

Cleaning Springs in Kenya

Edward Miguel, Michael Kremer , Alix Zwane, Jessica Leino

Protecting water sources from contamination reduces the amount of diarrhea-causing bacteria in drinking water in Kenya.

Young girl chlorinating her water at a point-of-use public dispenser, Kenya, 2015

Health

Source Dispensers and Home Delivery of Chlorine in Kenya

Free chlorination products and peer marketing are linked to cleaner water in rural Kenya.

Agriculture

Rates of Return to Fertilizer: Evidence from Field Experiments in Kenya

Researchers in Kenya collaborated with the NGO International Child Support to measure the returns to different types of fertilizer among local farmers. While results show that all interventions led to increases in yield, rate-of-return calculations indicate that not all were profitable for the average farmer.

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