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The Impact of Light-touch Employer-led Interventions on Attitudes Around Women’s Work in India

Joshua Dean
Researchers evaluated the impact of two light-touch interventions (an orientation video for families, and a guided conversation between women and their families) on gender norms related to women’s work and increase labor force participation. Researchers did not find meaningful changes in support of...

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

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...

Reducing Prejudice Through Cross-Caste Cricket Teams in India

Matt Lowe
Researchers conducted a randomized evaluation of cricket teams in rural India to study the impact of members of different castes either playing on the same team (collaborative contact), or in rival teams (adversarial contact), on cross-caste prejudice and interaction. Collaborative contact between...