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Diffusing New Seeds through Social Networks in Indian Village Economies

The researcher conducted a randomization in rural Odisha in India, by comparing adoption of a new seed variety through farmer-to-farmer networks in one half as benchmarked by door-to-door sales of the same seed. Trading between farmers leads to substantial under-adoption of agricultural technology...

Improving Immunization Coverage Through Incentives, Reminders, and Social Networks in India

Suresh Dalpath
Matthew O. Jackson
Francine Loza
Maheshwor Shrestha
Victor Chernozhukov
Mert Demirer
Iván Fernández-Val
Researchers worked with the state government to evaluate the impact of three programs to build demand for vaccination: local immunization ambassadors, small, non-financial incentives, and tailored SMS reminders. The most effective policy option increased measles vaccination by approximately 55...

Leveraging Referrals to Improve Targeting for Agricultural Training in Bangladesh

Asad Islam
Mohammad Abdul Malek
Debayan Pakrashi
Researchers tested whether referrals by past trainees—both with and without incentives—improved the effectiveness of an agricultural training. Overall, the training increased adoption rates and improved agricultural performance. Referred farmers were only slightly more likely to adopt than those...

Increasing Tuberculosis Detection through Incentivized Peer Referrals in India

Mario Macis
Pradeep Chintagunta
Researchers conducted a randomized evaluation to measure the impact of peer referrals by current patients on the screening and identification of tuberculosis cases in India. Peer referrals and outreach by current patients to identified peers were more effective than health-worker led contact-tracing...

The Effects of Performance Pay Among Private School Teachers in Pakistan

Christina Brown
Tahir Andrabi
Researchers are working with a large private school network in Pakistan to evaluate the effects of performance raises based on observed performance versus those based on student performance on teacher behavior and student learning.

Participatory Development and Social Preferences: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh

Serena Cocciolo
Selene Ghisolfi
Researchers are conducting a lab-in-the-field study to measure the impact of a community-driven development program in Bangladesh on participants’ preferences and values about fairness, equity, civic engagement, and participatory decision-making.