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The Impact of Poverty Reduction Among New Mothers on Child Brain Development in the United States

Sonya V. Troller-Renfree
Molly A. Costanzo
Katherine Magnuson
Hirokazu Yoshikawa
Sarah Halpern-Meekin
Nathan A. Fox
Kimberly G. Noble
Researchers evaluated the impact of poverty reduction via an unconditional cash transfer to mothers on child neurodevelopment. Children in families that received a $333 monthly transfer displayed different brain activity patterns than children whose mothers received only $20 a month.

Graduating the Ultra-Poor in Egypt

Ragui Assaad
Christine Valente
Following a series of evaluations of the Graduation approach in 15 other countries, researchers are now evaluating the impact of the Graduation approach on the livelihoods of the ultra-poor in Upper Egypt.

Cash and Microenterprise Support for the Ultra-Poor in Uganda

Eric Green
Jeannie Annan
In partnership with the Association of Volunteers in International Service, researchers evaluated the impact of the Women’s Income Generating Support (WINGS) program, an initiative which provided low-income Ugandan individuals, mainly women, with financial grants, business skills training, and...

The Role of Emotions on Individuals’ Decisions to Join Armed Groups in Eastern Congo

Raul Sanchez de la Sierra
By leveraging a unique, long-lasting relationship with an armed organization in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the researcher aims to better understand who joins armed organizations and why, as well as the effect of the participation motives on performance inside the group.

The Spillover Effects of a Nationwide Medicare Bundled Payment Reform

Liran Einav
Yunan Ji
Researchers evaluated the spillover effects of a nationwide Medicare bundled payment reform on privately insured Medicare Advantage (MA) patients who were not targeted by the reform. They found that the bundled payment reform’s spillover effect on non-targeted MA patients was similar to the bundled...

Extending Health Insurance to the Informal Sector Through Microfinance in Nicaragua

Laurel Hatt
Mursaleena Islam
Freddy Solis Diaz
Martha Gonzalez Monada
Anne Fitzpatrick
This evaluation measured the determinants of insurance enrollment as well as the impacts of having insurance for informal sector workers by randomly varying the costs and convenience of signing up for a government health insurance program available to formal and informal sector workers in Nicaragua...