Why do legal permanent migrants return to their home countries? This paper uses exogenous exchange rate shocks arising from the 1997 Asian financial crisis to distinguish between theories of what motivates Australian immigrants to return to their home country.
The Return Motivations of Legal Permanent Migrants: Evidence from Exchange Rate Shocks and Immigrants in Australia
The Access to Agricultural Finance Credit Program in Moldova: Findings from an End-of-Compact Analysis
This report describes the findings from an end-of-compact analysis of the Access to Agricultural Finance Credit Program in Moldova.
Do Employers Value Return Migrants? An Experiment on the Returns to Foreign Work Experience
What is the value of return migrants and the foreign experience they bring to domestic employers? This paper describes an experiment conducted in the Philippines, in which over 8,000 fictitious resumes were randomly assigned varying lengths of foreign work experience and were sent to online job ads.
The Skills Development Challenge in Latin America: Diagnosing the Problems and Identifying Public Policy Solutions
This paper describes key drivers of the skills development problem in Latin America and offers recommendations for leveraging policy tools to address the challenge.
Climate and Health Co-Benefits in Low-Income Countries: A Case Study of Carbon Financed Water Filters in Kenya and a Call for Independent Monitoring (Journal Article)
This article summarizes reasons for mandating independent monitoring of greenhouse gas emission reduction projects.
Determinants of Quality of Family Planning Counseling Among Private Health Facilities in Lagos
Using mystery client surveys of 927 private health facilities in Lagos State in Nigeria, we determine what variables are associated with quality of family planning counseling. Key strong predictors include cadre of provider, location, fees charged for the service, facility type, among others.
Patterns and Processes of Pasture to Crop Conversion in Brazil: Evidence from Mato Grosso State
This paper studies patterns and processes of pasture to crop conversion in Mato Grosso state, Brazil, using satellite imagery, statistical analysis, focus groups and expert interviews.
Impact Evaluation of the Irrigation Infrastructure Activity in Armenia
This report evaluates the impacts of irrigation infrastructure rehabilitation implemented under the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Compact with the Republic of Armenia. The evaluation uses a matched comparison group design to assess the effectiveness of rehabilitating irrigation canals, pumping stations,...
Evaluation of the Irrigation and Water Resource Management Project in Senegal: Design Report
Mathematica is implementing an evaluation of MCC’s Irrigation and Water Resource Management Project’s activities to determine their impact on agriculture production, use and availability of water, household income, land security and conflicts, and land administration and governance.
Ten-Year Impacts of Burkina Faso's BRIGHT Program
This report presents details on the evaluation design of the BRIGHT program and impact findings from the evaluation 10 years after the program's launch.