Methods & Measurement
Scaling up agricultural policy interventions: Evidence from Uganda
A new methodology combining experimental data with a quantitative model sheds light on the household-level and distributional effects of scaling up...
Building resilience through social protection: Evidence from Malawi
Resilience measures can predict choice of coping strategies, helping targeted cash transfers improve how vulnerable households respond to shocks
Do asset transfers build household resilience?
Incorporating a measure of resilience in anti-poverty programmes can help predict poverty dynamics and sustainability
How the Airbel Impact Lab creates cost-effective impact
The Airbel Impact Lab designs, tests and scales life-changing solutions for people affected by conflict and disaster
Evaluating the impact of the Targeting the Ultra Poor programme in Afghanistan
Two years after receiving a ‘big push’, women in some of the country’s poorest households perform better across many dimensions, including equality
Long-term effects of the Targeting the Ultra Poor programme
Ten years later, households targeted by the programme consume more and earn more than control households and enjoy better mental and physical health
Data inaccuracy distorting reality: Evidence from schools in India
Wide-spread cheating inflates students’ achievements in India, but technology-aided solutions can improve data accuracy in standardised testing
Training policymakers in econometrics: Evidence from Pakistan
Training deputy ministers in the school of thought associated with the credibility revolution increases demand for and responsiveness to causal...
Examining the macro effects of MNREGA
The introduction of MNREGA increased economic activity as measured by night-time lights and banking deposits, but mostly in richer districts