• 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • The sustainability of early grade education interventions: Do learning gains and improved teacher practices persist? 

      Cilliers, Jacobus; Fleisch, Brahm; Kotze, Janeli; Mohohlwane, Mpumi; Taylor, Stephen (Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation, 2019-07)
      The cost-effectiveness of one-time investments in teacher productivity relies crucially on two sources of persistence: the future life-time benefits to students exposed to the teachers, and the sustained productivity of ...
    • 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 ...