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Impact of Polling Station Observers on Electoral Fraud in Ghana

This study focuses on the effects of observers on incidence of polling station fraud in the 2012 Ghanaian presidential election.

Researchers
Miriam Golden, Joseph Asunka, Sarah Brierley et al.
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, Randomized Evaluation
Locations
Ghana (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Development Topics
Public Service
Do Reforms Affect the Quality of Services?

This study examines the impact of the automated delivery of public services on service quality and corruption in local government.

Researchers
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, Randomized Evaluation, Non-Experimental Methods, Multivariate Regression
Locations
India (South Asia)
Development Topics
Public Service (Corruption)
Election Fairness and Government Legitimacy in Afghanistan

This study examines the effects of an anti-fraud intervention during the 2010 elections in Afghanistan on both the occurrence of fraud and the perception of legitimacy.

Methodologies
Experimental Methods, Randomized Evaluation
Locations
Afghanistan (South Asia)
Development Topics
Public Service
Effects of Short Term Measures to Curb Air Pollution in Chile

This study evaluated the impacts, on air quality and health, of short term policies to curb air pollution in Santiago, Chile.

Researchers
Prashant Bharadwaj, Jamie Mullins
Methodologies
Non-Experimental Methods, Difference-in-Differences, Statistical Matching
Locations
Chile (Latin America and the Caribbean)
Development Topics
Climate & Environment (Pollution Control)
Outside Funding and the Dynamics of Participation in Community Associations

Outside funding of women's self-help groups in Kenya does not increase group output or improve functioning, but does change group membership and leadership, weakening the role of the disadvantaged.

Researchers
Mary Kay Gugerty, Michael Kremer
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, - Randomized Evaluation
Locations
Kenya (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Unconditional Cash Transfers and Nutrition in South Africa

The South African Child Support Grant, an unconditional cash transfer program, improved child nutrition outcomes proportional to the extent of enrollment during the first three years of life.

Researchers
Michael Carter, Jorge Aguero
Methodologies
Non-Experimental Methods, - Statistical Matching
Locations
South Africa (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Development Topics
Health; Finance & Cash Transfers (Cash Transfers)
Building Market Linkages in Uganda

Researchers are evaluating the impact of contract farming services and a mobile technology-enhanced trader alerts system on food markets across Uganda.

Researchers
Methodologies
Experimental Methods
Locations
Uganda (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Development Topics
Agriculture; Technology & Infrastructure (Information & Communications Technology)
The Effect of Driving Restrictions on Air Quality in Mexico City

This study of pollution levels before and after the implementation of Mexico City's driving restriction program, Hoy No Circula, shows no evidence of air quality improvement.

Researchers
Methodologies
Non-Experimental Methods, - Regression Discontinuity
Locations
Mexico (Latin America and the Caribbean)
Development Topics
Health; Climate & Environment (Pollution Control)
Impact Evaluation of a Large-Scale Rural Sanitation Project in Indonesia

Researchers analyzed whether a rural sanitation project could generate greater sanitation demand at scale and increase the supply of sanitation products and services.

Researchers
Manisha Shah, LIsa Cameron, Susan Olivia
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, Randomized Evaluation
Locations
Indonesia (Southeast Asia)
Development Topics
Health
Evaluating the Efficacy of Mobile Phone Messaging in Improving ART Adherence in Kenya

Researchers analyzed whether sending short message service (SMS) reminders through mobile phones can improve ART adherence for HIV-positive patients.

Researchers
Josh Graff Zivin, Cristian Pop-Eleches, Harsha Thirumurthy et al.
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, Randomized Evaluation
Locations
Kenya (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Development Topics
Health (Reproductive Health & Family Planning; Infectious & Communicable Diseases); Technology & Infrastructure (Information & Communications Technology)
Worker Personalities and Health System Quality in Pakistan

Researchers use personality tests to explore policy options for reducing health care worker absenteeism in Pakistan.

Researchers
Michael Callen, Michael Callen, Saad Gulzar et al.
Methodologies
Experimental Methods
Locations
Pakistan (South Asia)
Development Topics
Health; Education & Labor (Employment)
Comparing Food and Cash Assistance for HIV-Positive Men and Women on Antiretroviral Therapy

Researchers analyzed whether providing cash or food support to people living with HIV improved health, nutrition, and other HIV-related outcomes.

Researchers
Sandra McCoy, Prosper Njau (Ministry of Health & Social Welfare, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences)
Methodologies
Experimental Methods, Randomized Evaluation
Locations
Tanzania (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Development Topics
(Nutrition); Finance & Cash Transfers (Cash Transfers); Health (Reproductive Health & Family Planning; Infectious & Communicable Diseases); Agriculture