Electrification rates have risen dramatically in many developing countries, but most low-income African countries lag far behind.
Benefits and Challenges of Expanding Grid Electricity in Africa: A Review of Rigorous Evidence on Household Impacts in Developing Countries
Legal Status and Deprivation in Urban Slums over Two Decades
In India, 59% of urban slums are “non-notified” and lack legal recognition by the government.
Within-Compound Versus Public Latrine Access and Child Feces Disposal Practices in Low-Income Neighborhoods of Accra, Ghana
In crowded urban settlements in low-income countries, many households rely on shared sanitation facilities.
Evaluation Design for the Environmental and Natural Resource Management Project in Malawi
The Environmental and Natural Resources Management (ENRM) Project works to reduce costly disruptions and increase the efficiency of hydropower generation in Malawi by mitigating aquatic weed growth and sedimentation in the Shire River Basin. It is comprised of three main activities: (1) The Weed and...
Effects of Water Quality, Sanitation, Handwashing, and Nutritional Interventions on Diarrhoea and Child Growth in Rural Kenya: A Cluster-Randomised Controlled Trial
Poor nutrition and exposure to faecal contamination are associated with diarrhoea and growth faltering, both of which have long-term consequences for child health.
Improving Teacher Quality at Scale: 10 Tips from Practitioners
Enhancing teacher quality is a high priority for the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE)—a collaborative of donors seeking to catalyze improvements in secondary education.
Infant Serum and Maternal Milk Vitamin B-12 Are Positively Correlated in Kenyan Infant-Mother Dyads at 1–6 Months Postpartum, Irrespective of Infant Feeding Practice
Vitamin B-12 is an essential nutrient required for many functions including DNA synthesis, erythropoiesis, and brain development. If maternal milk vitamin B-12 concentrations are low, infants may face elevated risks of deficiency when exclusively breastfed.
The Return Motivations of Legal Permanent Migrants: Evidence from Exchange Rate Shocks and Immigrants in Australia
This paper uses exogenous exchange rate shocks arising from the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis to distinguish between the motivations of Australian immigrants to return to their home country.
Collective Action in Games as in Life: Experimental Evidence from Canal Cleaning in Haiti
This paper explores the impact of farmers’ exposure to a collective action dilemma in a framed public goods game on their real-world contributions to a public good. Farmers who were randomly selected to play the public goods games were 47% more likely than the control group to volunteer to clean shared...
Assessment of Fecal Exposure Pathways in Low-Income Urban Neighborhoods in Accra, Ghana: Rationale, Design, Methods, and Key Findings of the SaniPath Study
Rapid urbanization has contributed to an urban sanitation crisis in low-income countries.