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The Impact of Cash in a Crisis: Evidence from Dandora, Kenya during and after Covid-19
Last registered on September 24, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
The Impact of Cash in a Crisis: Evidence from Dandora, Kenya during and after Covid-19
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005704
Initial registration date
April 10, 2020
Last updated
September 24, 2020 10:04 AM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Yale University
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
University of Notre Dame and Strathmore University
PI Affiliation
Arizona State University
PI Affiliation
University of Virginia
Additional Trial Information
Status
Completed
Start date
2020-04-13
End date
2020-08-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
This study will deliver cash grants to microenterprise owners run by women in Dandora, Kenya during the covid-19 outbreak. We will study the impact of cash on economic outcomes both during and after the crisis. Along the way we will collect information about expectations, beliefs, and impact of government policy responses on business outcomes.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Brooks, Wyatt et al. 2020. "The Impact of Cash in a Crisis: Evidence from Dandora, Kenya during and after Covid-19." AEA RCT Registry. September 24. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5704-1.2000000000000002.
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Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
This intervention will deliver unconditional cash grants to microenterprise owners in Dandora, Kenya during the covid-19 crisis.
Intervention Start Date
2020-04-15
Intervention End Date
2020-05-24
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Profit, inventory, revenue, cost, hours, beliefs about covid-19 crisis (length, impact, importance for business, etc.)
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
Using a previously collected random survey of business owners in Dandora, we will run a randomized controlled trial in which we randomly deliver cash grants to business owners in Dandora. Cash will be unconditional.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer.
Randomization Unit
Business
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
800 firms
Sample size: planned number of observations
800 firms
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
400 treatment, 400 control
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Yale University
IRB Approval Date
2020-04-07
IRB Approval Number
2000024890
Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports, Papers & Other Materials
Relevant Paper(s)
REPORTS & OTHER MATERIALS