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Peer reviewed journal articles


The Role of Executive Function and Social-emotional Skills in the Development of Literacy and Numeracy during Preschool: A Cross-lagged Longitudinal Study
Sharon Wolf and Dana Charles McCoy
Developmental Science
January 2019


Measuring and Predicting Burnout among Early Childhood Educators in Ghana
Selene S. Lee and Sharon Wolf
Teaching and Teacher Education
November 2018

Measuring Early Learning and Development Across Cultures: Invariance of the IDELA Across Five Countries
Peter F. Halpin, Sharon Wolf, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Natalia Rojas, Sarah Kabay, Lauren Pisani, Amy Jo Dowd
Development Psychology
November 2018

Experimental Impacts of the Quality Preschool for Ghana Interventions on Teacher Professional Well-being, Classroom Quality, and Children’s School Readiness
Sharon Wolf, J. Lawrence Aber, Jere R. Behrman, and Edward Tsinigo
Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness
October 2018


The Impact of Expanding Access to Early Childhood Education Services in Rural Indonesia
Sally Anne Brinkman, Amer Hasan, Haeil Jung, Angela Kinnell, Menno Pradhan
Journal of Labor Economics
July 2017

The Role of Preschool Quality in Promoting Child Development: Evidence from Rural Indonesia
Sally Anne Brinkman, Amer Hasan, Haeil Jung, Angela Kinnell, Nozomi Nakajima, and Menno Pradhan
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal
June 2017

Cash Transfers and Health: Evidence from Tanzania
David K. Evans, Brian Holtemeyer, and Katrina Kosec
World Bank Economic Review
April 2017

Experimental Evidence on the Long-Run Impact of Community-Based Monitoring
Martina Björkman Nyqvist, Damien de Walque, Jakob Svensson
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
January 2017


The Impact of Inventory Management on Stock-Outs of Essential Drugs in Sub-Saharan Africa: Secondary Analysis of a Field Experiment in Zambia 
Ngai-Hang Z. Leung, Ana Chen, Prashant Yadav, Jérémie Gallien
May 2016

The Impact of a Pay-for-Performance Scheme on Prescription Quality in Rural China
Xiaojie Sun, Xiaoyun Liu, Qiang Sun, Winnie Yip, Adam Wagstaff, and Qingyue Meng
Journal of Health Economics
March 2016


Can Employment Reduce Lawlessness and Rebellion? A Field Experiment with High-Risk Men in a Fragile State  
Christopher Blattman and Jeannie Annan
American Political Science Review
June 2015

The Impact of Vocational Training for the Unemployed: Experimental Evidence from Turkey
Sarojini Hirshleifer, David McKenzie, Rita Almeida, and Cristobal Ridao-Cano
The Economic Journal
June 2015 

Using Provider Performance Incentives to Increase HIV Testing and Counseling Services in Rwanda
Damien de Walquea, Paul J. Gertler, Sergio Bautista-Arredondo, Ada Kwan, Christel Vermeersch, Jean de Dieu Bizimana, Agnès Binagwaho, and Jeanine Condo
Journal of Health Economics
March 2015


Strengthening Malaria Service Delivery through Supportive Supervision and Community Mobilization in an Endemic Indian Setting: An Evaluation of Nested Delivery Models
Ashis Das, Jed Friedman, Eeshani Kandpal, Gandham N V Ramana, Rudra Kumar Das Gupta, Madan M Pradhan, and Ramesh Govindaraj
Malaria Journal
December 2014

Should Aid Reward Performance? Evidence from a Field Experiment on Health and Education in Indonesia
Benjamin A. Olken, Junko Onishi, and Susan Wong
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
October 2014

Using the Infrastructure of a Conditional Cash Transfer Program to Deliver a Scalable Integrated Early Child Development Program in Colombia: Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial
Orazio P Attanasio, Camila Fernández, Emla O A Fitzsimons, Sally M Grantham-McGregor, Costas Meghir, and Marta Rubio-Codina
September 2014

Generating Skilled Self-Employment in Developing Countries: Experimental Evidence from Uganda
Christopher Blattman, Nathan Fiala, and Sebastian Martinez
Quarterly Journal of Economics
May 2014

From Early Childhood Development Policy to Sustainability: The Fragility of Community-Based Childcare Services in Malawi
Michelle J. Neuman, Christin McConnell, and Foster Kholowa
International Journal of Early Childhood
April 2014

Impact of Intermittent Screening and Treatment for Malaria among School Children in Kenya: A Cluster Randomised Trial
Katherine E. Halliday, George Okello, Elizabeth L. Turner, Kiambo Njagi, Carlos Mcharo, Juddy Kengo, Elizabeth Allen, Margaret M. Dubeck, Matthew C. H. Jukes, Simon J. Brooker
PLOS Medicine Journal
January 2014

School Feeding Programs, Intrahousehold Allocation and the Nutrition of Siblings: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Rural Burkina Faso
Harounan Kazianga, Damien de Walque, and Harold Alderman
Journal of Development Economics
January 2014


Socioeconomic Determinants of Stigmatization and HIV Testing in Lesotho
Lucia Corno and Damien de Walque
June 2013


Child Ability and Household Human Capital Investment Decisions in Burkina Faso
Richard Akresh, Emilie Bagby, Damien de Walque, and Harounan Kazianga
Journal of Economic Development and Cultural Change
October 2012

Empowering parents to improve education: Evidence from rural Mexico
Paul J. Gertler, Harry Anthony Patrinos, and Marta Rubio-Codina
Journal of Development Economics
September 2012

Cash Transfers, Behavioral Changes, and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment
Karen Macours, Norbert Schady, and Renos Vakis
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
April 2012

Educational and Child Labour Impacts of Two Food-for-Education Schemes: Evidence from a Randomised Trial in Rural Burkina Faso
Harounan Kazianga, Damien de Walque, and Harold Alderman
Journal of African Economies
April 2012

Impact of a Cash Transfer Program for Schooling on Prevalence of HIV and HSV-2 in Malawi: a Cluster Randomized Trial
Sarah J Baird, Richard S Garfein, Craig T McIntosh, and Berk Özler
The Lancet
February 2012

Investing Cash Transfers to Raise Long-Term Living Standards
Paul J. Gertler, Sebastian W. Martinez, Marta Rubio-Codina
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
January 2012

Paying Teachers to Perform: The Impact of Bonus Pay in Pernambuco, Brazil
Ferraz, Claudio and Bruns, Barbara
Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness


The Economic Impact of AIDS Treatment: Labor Supply in Western Kenya 
Harsha Thirumurthy, Joshua Graff Zivin, and Markus Goldstein
The Journal of Human Resources
December 2011 

Peer Effects, Teacher Incentives, and the Impact of Tracking: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Kenya
Esther Duflo, Pascaline Dupas, Michael Kremer
American Economic Review
August 2011

Effect on Maternal and Child Health Services in Rwanda of Payment to Primary Health-Care Providers for Performance: An Impact Evaluation
Paulin Basinga, Paul J Gertler, Agnes Binagwaho, Agnes L B Soucat, Jennifer Sturdy, and Christel M J Vermeersch
The Lancet
April 2011 

Teacher Performance Pay: Experimental Evidence from India
Karthik Muralidharan, and Venkatesh Sundararaman
Journal of Political Economy
February 2011


Implementing School Malaria Surveys in Kenya: Towards a National Surveillance System 
Caroline W Gitonga, Peris N Karanja, Jimmy Kihara, Mariam Mwanje, Elizabeth Juma, Robert W Snow, Abdisalan M Noor, and Simon Brooker
Malaria Journal
October 2010

Improving Educational Achievement and Anaemia of School Children: Design of a Cluster Randomised Trial of School-Based Malaria Prevention and Enhanced Literacy Instruction in Kenya
Simon Brooker, George Okello, Kiambo Njagi, Margaret M Dubeck, Katherine E Halliday, Hellen Inyega, and Matthew CH Jukes
October 2010

The Impact of Diagnostic Feedback to Teachers on Student Learning: Experimental Evidence from India
Karthik Muralidharan and Venkatesh Sundararaman
The Economic Journal
August 2010


Of Taps and Toilets: Quasi-Experimental Protocol for Evaluating Community-Demand-Driven Projects
Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, Christine Poulos, Jui-Chen Yang, Sumeet R. Patil, and Kelly J. Wendland
Journal of Water and Health
September 2009


The Impact of Mexico’s Conditional Cash Transfer Programme, Oportunidades, on Birthweight 
Sarah L. Barber, and Paul J. Gertler
Journal of Tropical Medicine and International Health
October 2008

Effect of Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria on Health and Education in Schoolchildren: A Cluster-Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial
Siân E Clarke, Matthew C H Jukes, J Kiambo Njagi, Lincoln Khasakhala, Bonnie Cundill, Julius Otido, Christopher Crudder, Benson B A Estambale, and Simon Brooker
The Lancet
July 2008

Role of Cash in Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes for Child Health, Growth, and Development: An Analysis of Mexico’s Oportunidades
Lia C H Fernald, Paul J Gertler, and Lynnette M Neufeld
The Lancet
March 2008