AEA RCT Registry currently lists 1845 studies with locations in 119 countries.
How to hold education and health service providers accountable for the quality of services they deliver, and how to empower service users to voice their concerns, is a question relevant across all contexts. A collaboration of three NGOs in Bangladesh has been piloting an innovative approach to achieve this objective. The child-led social accountability (CLSA) approach involves organising and informing groups of children to monitor quality of services provided at education and health facilities, hold discussions with service providers to determine actions to address their concerns, and follow up on progress against the agreed actions. This study evaluates the impact of the CLSA approach.
This survey experiment focuses on whether the way how Foreign Aid is framed effects public opinion about aid.
How redistribution affects the real economy is one of the central, unanswered questions in development economics. The effect of redistribution on the welfare of non-beneficiary households is theoretically ambiguous: there could be positive spillover effects through increased aggregate demand (a multiplier effect), or negative spillovers from price inflation or crowd-out by business expansion for non-beneficiaries. The NGO GiveDirectly provides large cash transfers to rural households in Kenya. We utilize an RCT to study the spillover effects of cash transfers on household welfare, prices, enterprise creation and local public finance and will make use of spatial variation in treatment density in order to estimate these effects.
Trial: Asymmetric information imposes costs on a wide range of markets and may explain why some important markets, such as most agricultural insurance markets, have failed to develop. This trial uses a two-level randomization and incentivized preference elicitation to study asymmetric information in crop insurance in the Philippines. A total of 569 farmers participated in the experiments, which were conducted in 2010-12. Farmers were asked which plot in their portfolio they preferred to be insured and insurance was randomly allocated to farmers and plots in a way that provided for incentive compatibility in the plot choice decision and induced within- and across-farm variability in insurance coverage. The data generated by the choice and randomized experiments were combined with detail...
The focus of this paper is to examine how the financial incentives emanating from insurance compare with the influence of other behavioral motivations for investing in flood risk reduction. The online lab-in-the-field experiment among homeowners in floodplains (N=2000) will demonstrate the effects of individual characteristics on risk mitigation decisions of relevant decision-makers. The expected results can be used to inform policy makers and insurance companies about how to stimulate people who voluntarily have flood insurance coverage to better prepare for flood disasters.
In November 2014, the Government of Indonesia launched an expansion of existing social protection programs using a new form of beneficiary identification cards: Smart Indonesia Card (KIP), Healthy Indonesia Card (KIS), and Family Welfare Card (KKS). Upon launching these programs, the government recognizes the need to verify and update the existing database from which the social programs' beneficiary list is based. Like many countries, the Statistic Indonesia will update the beneficiary database using a household asset survey--a proxy means test. One worry is that these forms of asset surveys have distortionary effects--that households do not invest in assets that they are asked about on the proxy means test in order to maintain their eligibility status. Alternatively, households may ...
This study employs a list experiment (item count experiment) to produce an estimate of the share of respondents who voted for Vladimir Putin in the March 18, 2018, presidential election in Russia while shielding them from social desirability pressures that might be involved in asking the question directly. By comparing the experiment’s result with the results of direct questioning about voting behavior, we will gain (a) an estimate of the extent to which respondents are insincerely reporting their voting behavior in direct questioning and (b) the opportunity to study the relative costs and benefits of studying the correlates of voting behavior using a list-experiment count as the dependent variable instead of the standard practice of using answers to a direct question on voting.
Many health products - including mosquito nets - are now largely provided at no cost in poor countries. However these products, although free, are not always used. This study will report the results from a two-stage mobile health randomized experiment coupled with tailored information given on infectious status at midline.
While urbanization can bring benefits for economic, cultural and societal development, a rapid pace of urbanization can create enormous challenges. Cities in low and middle-income countries in particular are struggling to keep up with necessary infrastructure investment. Urban slums are a result of the unprecedented rate of urbanization that is leading 40 per cent of the world’s urban population expansion to happen in areas with depressed private and public investment (Marx, Stoker, and Suri 2013). The water, sanitation, and hygiene infrastructure in particular is stressed beyond current capacity. Given that recent evidence suggests that inadequate sanitation is particularly threatening to early-life health when coupled with high population density (Hathi et al. 2017), efforts to impro...
Agricultural innovation is considered as an important factor in the development of agricultural activities. Fertilizer plays a critical role to improve agricultural productivity. However, the overuse of chemical fertilizer causes groundwater contamination, soil acidification and increase in greenhouse gases. Bio-compost is a type of organic fertilizer using microorganisms to break down organic and inorganic substances, which enriches soil quality and reduces environmental pollution. Nevertheless, the usage of organic fertilizer in general and the usage of bio-compost, in particular, are still low. This study aims to evaluate the impact of subsidy and information on the usage of bio-compost among tea farmers.