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Human and Financial Capital and the Economic Empowerment of Female Adolescents in Tanzania

Niklas Buehren
Markus Goldstein
Munshi Sulaiman
In Uganda, researchers examined the impact of a combination of life skills and vocational training on adolescent girls’ engagement in income-generating activities, control over their bodies, and aspirations. The bundled provision of hard vocational and soft life skills training led to substantial...

Calling for Health: Can Mobiles Phones Increase the Access to, and Delivery of, Public Health and Nutrition Programs

Giorgia Barboni
Charity Troyer Moore
Researchers are conducting a randomized evaluation to test whether a phone-based information service can increase take-up of India’s maternity cash transfer programs, and whether phone-based feedback can improve local-level program functioning and child health. Research ongoing; Results forthcoming...

Can Face Masks Reduce Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Bangladesh? A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

Jason Abaluck
Laura H Kwong
Ashley Styczynski
Ashraful Haque
Md. Alamgir Kabir
Ellen Bates-Jefferys
Emily Crawford
Jade Benjamin-Chung
Salim Benhachmi
Shabib Raihan
Shadman Rahman
Neeti Zaman
Peter J. Winch
Md. Maqsud Hossain
Hasan Mahmud Reza
Stephen P. Luby
Researchers partnered with Innovations for Poverty Action and Bangladeshi policymakers to test various strategies to increase mask-wearing and assess the impact of community mask wearing on SARS-CoV-2 infection rates. They found that a four-part intervention tripled mask usage and increased physical...

Evaluation of SAMASOURCE Training Program

Kiara Wahnschafft
Access to quality jobs is a pressing concern in sub-Saharan Africa. In Kenya, researchers partnered with the technology company Sama and Innovations for Poverty Action to conduct a randomized evaluation of Sama’s training and job referral programs.

Empowering Girls in Rural Bangladesh

Nina Buchmann
Shahana Nazneen
Xiao Yu Wang
Researchers evaluated the impacts of an incentive program and an adolescent empowerment program on child marriage, teenage childbearing, and education in rural Bangladesh. Financial incentives conditional on delayed marriage reduced child marriage and teenage childbearing, and increased education...

Career Incentives in the Public Sector: Evidence from the Sierra Leonean CHW Program

Philipp Kastrau
Gianmarco León-Ciliotta
Researchers tested the impact of a meritocratic promotion system and beliefs about pay progression on the productivity of Community Health Workers in Sierra Leone. A combination of meritocracy and the promise of a steep salary increase after promotion led workers to make more health care visits...