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The Impact of Mobile Money on the Purchase of Improved Sanitation Services in Senegal

Molly Lipscomb
The proliferation of mobile money across low- and middle-income countries has led to increased availability of mobile payment systems, which can potentially allow more flexible payment terms for customers. Subsidies increased the use of mechanized desludgings, while pre-paid deposit requirements had...

Free Provision of Drinking Water Treatment and Child Survival: Evidence from Kenya

Ricardo Maertens
Brandon Joel Tan
Diarrhea is a leading cause of death in children under the age of 5, but adding small amounts of chlorine into water can treat water and prevent a large number of these deaths. Providing free dispensers for chlorine to treat water reduced under-five mortality. Children living in villages with dilute...

School Electricity and Native Language Digital Media to Improve Student Learning in Tanzania

Hee Kwon Seo
Making electricity and learning materials in students’ native language more widely available in schools may be beneficial to student learning, but existing evidence is sparse. Researchers conducted a randomized evaluation to test the impact of school electrification, delivered alongside mixed...

Providing Information about Job Seekers’ Skills to Increase Employment Outcomes in South Africa

Eliana Carranza
Neil Rankin
In South Africa, researchers partnered with Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator to evaluate the impact of providing information about a job seeker’s skills on job seekers’ beliefs, search effort, and employment outcomes. Providing information to job seekers and prospective employers increased...

Improving Youth Employment Opportunities and Reducing Information Barriers through LinkedIn Training in South Africa

Laurel Wheeler
Eric Johnson
Patrick Shaw
Marissa Gargano
Researchers conducted an evaluation to test the impact of LinkedIn training on labor market outcomes for young, low-income job seekers in South Africa. Providing LinkedIn training increased end-of-program employment rates by 10 percent (7 percentage points), with effects persisting for twelve months...

The Role of Reference Letters and Skill Accreditation in the South African Labour Market

Martin Abel
Rulof Burger
Employers in the low-skill and entry-level job market often lack information on job seekers’ abilities, which can reduce interview invitations and job offers for job seekers, especially for disadvantaged groups such as women. Researchers partnered with the South African Department of Labour to...