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Women's Work and Labor Force Participation in Pakistan’s COVID Recovery Period

Kate Vyborny
Nivedhitha Subramanian
The economic crisis resulting from COVID-19 is expected to affect women disproportionately. In Pakistan, researchers are conducting a randomized evaluation to test the impact of a job search assistance platform on men's and women’s return to searching for jobs and working during the COVID-19...

The Effects of a Universal Basic Income during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Kenya

Michael Faye
Alan Krueger
Taking advantage of a pre-existing large-scale evaluation of a universal basic income project in Kenya, researchers measured how different types of cash transfers impact recipients’ income, reported well-being, food security, mental health, and social interaction in the context of the COVID-19...

The Impact of Entrepreneurship Training Using Imagery Techniques in Colombia

Alexia Delfino
Leonardo Iacovone
Ashley Pople
Researchers are designing and evaluating a soft skills training program that incorporates imagery for entrepreneurs who have experienced violence or other traumatic or challenging life circumstances in Bogotá, Colombia.

The Impact of a Text-based Campaign on Intimate Partner Violence in Peru

Researchers are conducting two rounds of phone surveys to measure the impact of an SMS intervention on the rates of intimate partner violence in Peru during COVID-19.

The Impact of Community Policing on Citizens' Response to COVID-19

Robert Blair
Travis Curtice
David Dow
Guy Grossman
Researchers are conducting phone surveys to understand the effects of a community policing intervention on citizens' trust in the state and how that affects their willingness to comply with COVID-19 related measures in Uganda.

Encouraging Paid Sick Leave among Female Garment Workers in Bangladesh

Laura Boudreau
Manufacturing jobs can improve women’s economic empowerment, but health issues or caretaking often drive women out of the labor force. In partnership with a large garment Banladeshi manufactory firm, researchers are conducting a randomized evaluation to test the impact of text messages about paid...

The Effect of Cash Transfers and Market Access on Households in Rural Liberia and Malawi

Shilpa Aggarwal
Dahyeon Jeong
Naresh Kumar
David Park
Alan Spearot
In Liberia and Malawi, researchers are partnering with Innovations for Poverty Action, GiveDirectly, and USAID to evaluate the impact of an unconditional cash transfer and market access program on food security, wealth, resilience, intimate partner violence, and psychological well-being.

Mitigating the Economic and Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19

Kevin Carney
Lisa Ho
Researchers are conducting a randomized evaluation to test the impact of a phone-delivered Psychological First Aid program, or temporary cash support, on mental health and economic wellbeing, as well as propensity to engage in preventive health behaviours as well as the incidence of intra-household...