This report by Hidrobo et al. provides evidence on whether cash, vouchers or food transfers targeted at women to reduce food insecurity also affects intimate partner violence in northern Ecuador. The study finds that transfers did reduce controlling behaviour among men and any physical or sexual violence by 6-7 percentage points. The findings suggest that reductions in IPV are due to a combination of improvement in women’s bargaining power and a decrease in poverty-related conflict.
Authors of this report estimate the impacts of teacher training programmes aimed at secondary school maths and science teachers on their subject knowledge, teaching practices and student test scores. These training programmes form a key component of the government's efforts to improve quality through the School Sector Development Programme.
Authors of this report evaluate the impact of an intervention that uses a behavioural science approach to increase vaccination coverage in Ethiopia by providing nonmonetary incentives to caregivers and health workers.