Program Keluarga Harapan 6 Years Evaluation

Last registered on November 20, 2018

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Program Keluarga Harapan 6 Years Evaluation
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0003576
Initial registration date
November 20, 2018
Last updated
November 20, 2018, 4:08 PM EST

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
National Team for Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K)

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
National Team for Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K)

Additional Trial Information

Status
Completed
Start date
2007-06-01
End date
2018-11-01
Secondary IDs
Abstract
Conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs have spread worldwide. They are designed to provide additional income support to families, as well as to promote comprehensive human capital investments in children, starting from encouraging pre-natal and maternal care and early childhood health interventions and continuing through incentivizing school attendance. Yet, evaluating these claims over more than a few years is hard, as most CCT experiments extend the program to control locations after a short experimental period. This project experimentally estimates the impacts of Indonesia’s cash transfer program six years after the program launched, using data from about 14,000 households
in 360 sub-districts across Indonesia, taking advantage of the fact that treatment and control locations remained largely intact throughout the period.
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Registration Citation

Citation
Satriawan, Elan and . 2018. "Program Keluarga Harapan 6 Years Evaluation." AEA RCT Registry. November 20. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.3576-1.0
Former Citation
Satriawan, Elan, Elan Satriawan and . 2018. "Program Keluarga Harapan 6 Years Evaluation." AEA RCT Registry. November 20. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/3576/history/37644
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Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
We study Indonesia’s conditional cash transfer program, known as Program Keluarga Harapan (Family Hope Program, or PKH). Beneficiary households received between 600,000 to 2,200,000 Rupiah (approximately USD 60 to 220) per year, with typical CCT conditions for children (pre- and post-natal care, deliveries with trained birth attendants, regular growth monitoring, immunizations, enrollment and attendance of children in primary and junior secondary school).
Intervention Start Date
2007-06-01
Intervention End Date
2018-11-01

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
1) Performance on incentivized maternal and child health and education indicators (e.g., number of pre-natal visits, delivery by skilled midwife/doctor, delivery at health facility, number of post-natal visits, iron pills during pregnancy, immunizations according to government immunization schedule, vitamin A for 6mos - 2 year olds), regular weight checks, school enrollment and attendance for 7-15 year olds) 2) anthropometric indicators for 0-5 year olds (stunting (height-for-age) and malnutrition (weight-for-age) 3) advanced education and labor market outcomes for older children (age 16-21)
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
Starting in 2007, the government introduced PKH program in 438 sub-districts across Indonesia (randomly selected from a pool of 736 subdistricts), to a total of about 700,000 households. The unit of randomization, the Indonesian sub-district, is large – a sub-district has about 50,000 people, and the 736 sub-districts in the experimental sample have a total population of over 36 million people. The evaluation surveyed a randomly sampled 180 treated sub-districts from the pool of 438 sub-districts, and randomly sampled another 180 control sub-districts from the pool of 298 sub-districts.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
randomization done by computer
Randomization Unit
The unit of randomization is sub-district. The Indonesian sub-district, is relatively large – a sub-district has about 50,000 people, and the 736 sub-districts in the experimental sample have a total population of over 36 million people.
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
360
Sample size: planned number of observations
14,757 households at baseline; 15,667 households at endline
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
438 treatment sub-districts; 298 control sub-districts
survey covers 180 treatment and 180 control sub-districts
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

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Post-Trial

Post Trial Information

Study Withdrawal

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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
No
Data Collection Complete
Yes
Data Collection Completion Date
November 30, 2013, 12:00 +00:00
Final Sample Size: Number of Clusters (Unit of Randomization)
360
Was attrition correlated with treatment status?
No
Final Sample Size: Total Number of Observations
15,667 households
Final Sample Size (or Number of Clusters) by Treatment Arms
180 sub-districts control, 180 sub-districts treatment
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

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Program Files
No
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