Do public works programmes have sustained impacts in LMICs?
The dynamic effects of cash transfers: Evidence from Liberia and Malawi
Cash transfers improve food security for up to two years, but without an increase in food expenditures and non-agricultural income
Using technology to improve governance: Evidence from electronic tax filing in Tajikistan
Electronic tax filing lowers compliance costs for firms while reducing the gap in tax revenues between those firms more likely vs less likely to evade
Public works and welfare: Evidence from the Central African Republic
How did the Londö public works programme in the Central African Republic affect participants' welfare?
The costs of extreme competition for government jobs: Evidence from India
Highly competitive examinations for public service recruitment in India have detrimental economic effects
Bureaucratic nepotism: Evidence from Colombia
Family ties to non-elected bureaucrats distort public employment outcomes, and standard anti-nepotism policies are ineffective at preventing their...
Improving social assistance through data-driven targeting: Evidence from Pakistan
Data-driven targeting can make social assistance less subject to favouritism, more pro-poor, and more politically sustainable
The long-term effects of conditional cash transfer programmes: Evidence from Colombia
Conditional cash transfer programmes can have long-term benefits by reducing crime, lowering adolescent fertility and increasing school attendance as...
Informal labour markets and rent-extraction from the unemployment insurance system: Evidence from Brazil
When eligible for unemployment benefits, workers and firms make strategic layoffs in the presence of informal labour markets