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    The Nollywood Nudge : An Entertaining Approach to Saving

    June 27, 2019
    This paper investigates the immediate and medium-term behavioral response to an emotional trigger designed to affect biases in intertemporal financial decisions.
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    No Household Left Behind: Research on the Targeting the Ultra Poor intervention in Afghanistan

    June 10, 2019
    This paper investigates whether the Targeting the Ultra Poor program can lift households out of poverty in a fragile context: Afghanistan.
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    Evidence to Fix Bureaucracies

    May 22, 2019
    In his Policy Research Talk, DIME economist Dan Rogger discusses how novel data, frequently collected by the Bureaucracy Lab (a collaboration between DIME and the Governance Global Practice), is changing our understanding of the way government functions and how we might make it work better.
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    Using Referenda to Improve Targeting and Decrease Costs of Conditional Cash Transfers

    January 17, 2019
    Cost-effective allocation of conditional cash transfers (CCT) requires identifying recipients with low opportunity costs who might change behavior.
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    Can Environmental Cash Transfers Reduce Deforestation and Improve Social Outcomes?

    January 17, 2019
    A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Mexico’s National Program (2011–2014).This paper evaluates the impacts of Mexico's national payments for ecosystem services program, which provides five years of payments to landowners in exchange for maintaining and managing natural land cover.
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    Hierarchy and Information

    November 12, 2018
    What determines the distribution of information acquired within the hierarchy of a public organization? This paper reports on comparisons between individual-level claims by public officials in the Government of Ethiopia regarding the characteristics of local constituents they serve and objective benchmark data.

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Arianna Legovini

Head of Development Impact Evaluation (DIME)

Florence Kondylis

Senior Economist
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