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The gui²de Working Paper Series serves as a repository and showcase for the Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation (gui²de). This group conducts empirical field-based research to assess the impact and effectiveness of interventions and policies aimed at empowering individuals in developing countries to improve their lives. Working papers in this series are in related areas of research by gui²de affiliated faculty and graduate students (with sponsorship from a professor).

The gui²de working papers are works in progress, which may be revised and published elsewhere at a later date. They are available here for comment from other researchers and may be withdrawn or updated after the initial posting. The copyright in a working paper is held by the authors, and comments on papers or questions about their content should be directed to the authors. If you have questions about the Series, please contact Shareen Joshi.

You can read more about gui²de's initiatives on the Initiative's website.

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  • The Precocious Period: The Impact of Early Menarche on Schooling in India 

    Khanna, Madhulika (Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation, 2019-07)
    Improvements in childhood nutrition increase schooling and economic returns in later life in a virtuous cycle. However, better nutrition also leads to an earlier onset of menstruation (menarche). In socio-cultural contexts ...
  • High Hopes: experimental evidence on saving and the transition to high school in Kenya 

    Jack, William; Habyarimana, James (Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation, 2018-01-18)
    We report results of a randomized control trial in which parents of primary school leavers were encouraged to open a convenient bank account operated over a mobile money platform. A lock savings account (LSA) was randomly ...
  • Cash on delivery: Results of a randomized experiment to promote maternal health care in Kenya 

    Grepin, Karen; Habyarimana, James; Jack, William (Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation, 2017-09)
    In an experimental setting in Kenya, we show that certain financial and informational interventions delivered over the mobile phone network can be highly effective in boosting facility delivery rates of poor, rural women. ...
  • Borrowing Requirements, Credit Access, and Adverse Selection: Evidence from Kenya 

    Jack, William; Kremer, Michael; de Laat, Joost; Suri, Tavneet (Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation, 2016-07-18)
    We examine the potential of asset-collateralized loans in low-income country credit markets. When a Kenyan dairy cooperative exogenously replaced high down payments and joint liability requirements with loans collateralized ...
  • Most of Africa's Nutritionally Vulnerable Women and Children Are Not Found in Poor Households 

    Brown, Caitlin; Ravallion, Martin; van de Walle, Dominique (Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation, No Date)
    Antipoverty policies in developing countries often assume that targeting poor households will be reasonably effective in reaching poor individuals. We question this assumption. Our comprehensive assessment for Sub-Saharan ...