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The Impact of Internet Connectivity in Kenya

This randomized evaluation will measure the impact of providing free cellular data to mobile phone users on access to jobs and skills, access to formal and informal credit, use of the internet (including use of social networking), and political and social attitudes.

Crime, Violence, & Conflict, Gender

Mass Media Experiments to Reduce Violence Against Women in Tanzania

Donald Green , Dylan Groves, Constantine Manda, Rachel Jones

Building on an earlier study in Uganda, researchers are working with Innovations for Poverty Action to measure the impact of radio programming on gender-related attitudes and behaviors.


Evaluation of the Community-Based Environmental Health Promotion Program in Rwanda

James Habyarimana, William Jack , Jeanine Condo, Sophie Boisson, Tom Clasen, Karen Grepin, Wolf-Peter Schmidt, Bernard Ngabo Rwabufigiri, Sheela S. Sinharoy, Ronald Wendt, Leodomir Mfura, Erin Crossett

In western Rwanda, researchers evaluated the impact of community hygiene clubs on the health and hygiene of households and on children under five in particular. The study found that the community health clubs had no impact on caregiver-reported rates of diarrhea among children under five.

Labor Markets, Firms

The Impact of Job Fairs on Employment Matching in Ethiopia

Marcel Fafchamps , Girum Abebe, Stefano Caria, Paolo Falco, Simon Franklin, Simon Quinn, Forhad Shilpi

Researchers conducted a randomized evaluation of job fairs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to test the effect of face-to-face interactions between formal firms and job seekers on workers’ chances of getting a job. They found that the job fairs did not successfully match job seekers to firms with vacancies; 45 job seekers were offered positions, while only 14 workers were hired.

Labor Markets

The Impact of Providing Information about Job Seekers’ Skills on Employment in South Africa

Eliana Carranza, Robert Garlick, Kate Orkin, Neil Rankin

Youth unemployment rates are high across much of the world. One of many reasons cited for this is that employers have limited information about a candidate’s skill set, especially young candidates who lack work experience. In South Africa, researchers are partnering with Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator to evaluate the impact of providing information about a job seeker’s skills on job...

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Agriculture, Finance

The Impact of a Digital Credit for Small-Scale Farmers in Ghana

Christopher Udry , Monica Lambon-Quayefio, Utsav Manjeer

Researchers are evaluating the impact of an innovative mobile phone-based digital finance program on loan repayment rates, investment decisions, savings, and use of other financial services, as well as agricultural yields and profits.