Using Bracelets to Improve Pregnancy Care

In honor of International Women's Day, we're spotlighting our Behavioral Economics and Reproductive Health Initiative and a current study in Sierra Leone. The goal — to study if behavioral nudges incentivize women to seek out pregnancy care and skilled delivery.

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February Impact Note
Read about CEGA's new affiliation with UC Berkeley's Opportunity Lab, NYT coverage of Universal Basic Income study, Financial Inclusion in the Dominican Republic, 2017 SSMART Grants Request for Proposals, & more on the February Impact Note!

Beyond Bias 
Providers of reproductive health and family planning services often impose their biases upon young women in the provision of contraceptives and quality of care. CEGA’s Behavioral Economics in Reproductive Health Initiative (BERI) has partnered with Pathfinder InternationalYlabs, and the Camber Collective to embark on a new project titled Beyond Bias, to implement a multi-disciplinary intervention evaluation investigating provider bias in Burkina Faso, Tanzania, and Pakistan.

What Happens When the Money Runs Out?
A new post on the World Bank Development Impact blog discusses whether cash transfers prove to have lasting effects for beneficiaries even after the money stops. The post details work co-authored by CEGA affiliate Craig McIntosh that examined the effects of a cash-transfer experiment in Malawi after it ended.


Climate and Conflict 
Does climate change lead to increasing violence and conflict? Research on the relationship between climate and conflict by CEGA affiliates Marshall BurkeDavid Lobell, and Ted Miguel is highlighted in a new piece by The Brookings Institution.

Fall Visiting Fellowship Application Open
East African researchers are invited to apply to the 2017 Fall Visiting Fellowship. Fellows will have the opportunity to cultivate impact evaluation skills and work with CEGA faculty. 

Photo Credit: Jonathan Torgovnik for Hewlett Packard Foundation's Images of Empowerment