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    Paying Attention to Profitable Investments : Experimental Evidence from Renewable Energy Markets

    September 12, 2019
    This paper provides an explanation for why many information campaigns fail to affect decision-making. The authors experimentally show that a large information intervention about a profitable and climate-friendly household investment had limited effects if it only provided generic data.
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    The Social Value of Health Insurance Results from Ghana

    September 11, 2019
    This paper uses the roll-out of the national health insurance in Ghana to assess the cushioning effect of coverage on the financial consequences of health shocks and resulting changes in coping behaviors.
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    The Entertaining Way to Behavioral Change : Fighting HIV with MTV

    September 9, 2019
    This paper tests the effectiveness of an entertainment education television series, MTV Shuga, aimed at providing information and changing attitudes and behaviors related to HIV/AIDS. Using a simple model, the paper shows that “edutainment” can work through an individual or a social channel.
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    Reducing Hunger with Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) : Experimental Evidence from Burkina Faso

    August 8, 2019
    Does financial compensation for providing environmental conservation, improve the food security of the rural poor in the drylands of Sub-Saharan Africa? This paper explores this question using data from a randomized controlled trial of a large scale reforestation implemented by the Government of Burkina Faso.
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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.



Arianna Legovini

Head of Development Impact Evaluation (DIME)

Florence Kondylis

Senior Economist
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