No margin, no mission? Evaluating the role of incentives in the distribution of public goods in Zambia

No margin, no mission? Evaluating the role of incentives in the distribution of public goods in Zambia

3ie Impact Evaluation Report 9

Nava Ashraf, Oriana Bandiera and Kelsey Jack

This study by Nava Ashraf, Oriana Bandiera and Kelsey Jack evaluates the impact of different incentive mechanisms on the performance of community-based agents (i.e. hairdressers) engaged in the promotion and sale of female condoms for the prevention HIV in Lusaka, Zambia. The study showed that public recognition was more effective in generating sales than financial rewards. Overall, the findings suggest that non-financial rewards can be a cost-effective means to motivate agents, especially when social gains have a higher utility than financial gains. It also opens new avenues for NGOs and other organisations involved in the distribution of health and other ‘social goods’ to design innovative, cheaper and more effective methods to motivate their agents.

Impacts of removing user fees for maternal health services on universal health coverage in Kenya

Impacts of removing user fees for maternal health services on universal health coverage in Kenya

Impact evaluation 3ie 2018

This evaluation examines both the short- and long-term impacts of removing user fees for maternal health services in Kenya on low-income women’s maternal health facilities use.

Impact of voice reminders to reinforce harvest aggregation services training for farmers in Mali

Impact of voice reminders to reinforce harvest aggregation services training for farmers in Mali

Impact evaluation 3ie 2018

Authors evaluated the impact of mobile phone voice reminders for a pre- and post-harvest grain management training, on farmer behaviour and household income.

Impacts of Breakthrough’s school-based gender attitude change programme in Haryana, India

Impacts of Breakthrough’s school-based gender attitude change programme in Haryana, India

Impact evaluation 3ie 2018

This evaluation studies the impact of a gender attitude change programme in government-run secondary schools in four districts of Haryana.

Hotspot interventions at scale in Bogotá, Colombia

Hotspot interventions at scale: the effects of policing and city services on crime in Bogotá, Colombia

Impact evaluation 3ie 2018

This study evaluated the impact of intensive policing and municipal services in targeted hotspots in Bogotá.

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Impact evaluation of the Philippine Special Program for Employment of Students

Impact evaluation 3ie 2018

The authors evaluated the impact of the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment’s Special Program for Employment of Students targeting low-income youth.