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The impact of a multidimensional program on nutrition and poverty in Burkina Faso
Last registered on June 17, 2019

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Trial Information
General Information
Title
The impact of a multidimensional program on nutrition and poverty in Burkina Faso
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0003200
Initial registration date
October 03, 2018
Last updated
June 17, 2019 2:17 PM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
UC Berkeley
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Northwestern University
PI Affiliation
University of California, Berkeley
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2018-04-30
End date
2020-01-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
Recent evidence from a multi-country study (Banerjee et al. 2015 ) and from Bangladesh (Bandiera et al. 2017 ) suggests that a multifaceted program implemented by BRAC under a graduation model can lead to consistent and lasting impacts on consumption, food security, assets ownership, household income, and revenues. This study adapts BRAC’s approach in a multidimensional project focused this time on child nutrition, household food security, and resilience, and evaluates its impact in the Boucle du Mouhoun and the East regions of Burkina Faso. This cluster randomized-control trial seeks to assess the independent contributions of assets and nutrition interventions, potential spill-over of such policy on the other individuals in the village and the cost-effectiveness of such policies in the long-run. An HEA study was carried out in 85 villages of each region to select households within the ultra-poor category or that have a breastfeeding/pregnant/malnourished child under 5 years old. These villages were randomly attributed to one of the three treatment branches (21 per branch) and within these villages, selected households were randomly chosen to receive treatment (450 per branch) and will obtain an unconditional cash transfer (T1), a cash transfer and asset (T2), or cash transfer, an asset plus nutrition assistant (T3). A Baseline survey took place between April and June of 2018. Two follow-up surveys will be conducted in January 2019 and 2020.
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Registration Citation
Citation
Bouguen, Adrien, Adrien Bouguin and Andrew Dillon. 2019. "The impact of a multidimensional program on nutrition and poverty in Burkina Faso." AEA RCT Registry. June 17. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.3200-2.0.
Former Citation
Bouguen, Adrien et al. 2019. "The impact of a multidimensional program on nutrition and poverty in Burkina Faso." AEA RCT Registry. June 17. http://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/3200/history/48261.
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Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
This study adapts BRAC’s approach in a multidimensional project focused on child nutrition, household food security and resilience, and evaluates itsimpact in two regions of Burkina Faso. This cluster randomized-control trial seeks to assess the independent contributions of assets and nutrition inter-ventions, potential spillover of such policy on other individuals in the village and the cost-effectiveness of such policies in the long-run. An HEA study was carried out in 168 villages for both regions to select households within the ultra-poor and poor category with a breastfeeding/pregnant/malnourished child under 5 years old. These villages were randomly assigned to one of the three treatment branches and to a pure control branch (21 villages per branch)Within treated villages, selected households were randomly chosen to receive treatment (450 households per branch) as an unconditional cash transfer (T1),a cash transfer and asset (T2), or cash transfer, asset transfer and nutritional focused transfer (T3)
Intervention Start Date
2018-07-06
Intervention End Date
2018-10-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
At the household level: Income (10 outcomes) Household spending and consumption (7 Outcomes) Household food security index and diversity consumption index (2 outcomes), Assets: (3 outcomes), Saving/finance (3 outcomes), Amount of transfer/remittances (2 outcomes), Aspiration, Socila Network

For kids (0-36 months) (6 additional main outcomes):–vaccinations,–anthropometrics (WFA, HFA, WFH),–anemia (Hg/L)–CREDI score
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Unless otherwise specify in PAP, using Kling Liebmann strategy
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
168 villages randomly assigned to one of the three treatment branches and to a pure control branch (21 villages per branch):
unconditional cash transfer (T1)
,a cash transfer and asset (T2),
or cash transfer, asset transfer and nutritional focused transfer (T3)
control
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer.
Randomization Unit
villages
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
168 villages
Sample size: planned number of observations
7000 households
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
7000 households
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
19.2% SD on the full sample of 42 households per village with 90% take-up. 23.2% SD for the sole beneficiaries (21 per villages)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Comité d'Ethique pour la Recherche en Santé (CERS), BURKINA FASO
IRB Approval Date
2017-12-21
IRB Approval Number
N°2017-12-186
IRB Name
INNOVATIONS FOR POVERTY ACTION IRB – USA
IRB Approval Date
2017-08-09
IRB Approval Number
14430
Analysis Plan
Analysis Plan Documents
Registered Report - The impact of a multidimensional program on nutrition and poverty in Burkina Faso - Pre-Accepted Journal of Development Economics

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Uploaded At: June 17, 2019

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Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
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