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Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– The Case of Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera Programme
Serena Masino, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - Journal of Development Studies, 2020

This paper follows a quasi-experimental research design to assess the impact of the electronic payment system of Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera (POP) programme. The switch from cash payments to electronic payments delivered via savings accounts is found to have medium-term effects...

Blog
Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, Serena Masino - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

In a recent article in the International Journal of Educational Development we present the results of a systematic review conducted to identify policy interventions that improve education quality and student learning in developing countries. What works to improve the quality of student...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Serena Masino, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - International Journal of Educational Development, 2015

We conducted a systematic review to identify policy interventions that improve education quality and student learning in developing countries. Relying on a theory of change typology, we highlight three main drivers of change of education quality: (1) supply-side capability interventions that...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Comparing Design and Implementation Errors Across Alternative Mechanisms
Rachel Sabates-Wheeler, Alex Hurrell, Stephen Devereux - Journal of International Development, 2015

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and Development

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– The Case of the Ministry of Social Development in Africa
Iara Leite, Melissa Pomeroy, Bianca Suyama - Journal of International Development, 2015

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and Development

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Stefan Leiderer - Journal of International Development, 2015

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and Development

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Bob Baulch, Tam Vi An Le - Journal of International Development, 2015

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and Development

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Tony Addison, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, Finn Tarp - Journal of International Development, 2015

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and Development

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Tony Addison, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, Finn Tarp - Journal of International Development, 2015

The UNU-WIDER Special Issue aims to address collectively the following questions: (1) What are the principles and facts that have underpinned the evolution of bilateral and multilateral social sector aid over the past 25 years? In particular, how pro-poor has aid to the social sectors been?...

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Serena Masino, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

We conducted a systematic review to identify policy interventions that improve education quality and student learning in developing countries. Relying on a theory of change typology, we highlight three main drivers of change of education quality: first, supply-side capability interventions that...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, Maureen Seguin - Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2015 - Oxford, UK

To assess the effectiveness of non-clinical interventions against acute respiratory infections and diarrhoeal diseases among young children in developing countries.

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Blessing M. Chiripanhura, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper develops a model of opportunistic behaviour in which an incumbent government resort to expansionary fiscal and/or monetary stimuli to foster economic growth and thus, maximize the probability of re-election. Using a panel dataset of 51 African countries covering the period 1980 to 2012...

Research Brief
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

In addition to large class sizes, peer effects, such as overage-for-grade and late-starting pupils, are challenges for the successful development of education sectors in East Africa; there is a comparative lack of research on the impact of peer effects. Household surveys...

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UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Each dollar of aid per year provides 0.17 people with access to water or sanitation. This amounts to a cost of US$5.88 per person. Due to economies of scale, countries with large populations benefit more from aid to the water and sanitation sectors. Institutional...

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Fiseha Gebregziabher, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Notwithstanding the unprecedented attention devoted to reducing poverty and fostering human development via scaling up social sector spending, there is surprisingly little rigorous empirical work on the question of whether social spending is effective in achieving these goals. This paper examines...

Position Paper pdf
UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

This position paper on Aid and the Social Sectors was prepared by UNU-WIDER under the ReCom programme of Research (Re) and Communication (Com) on foreign aid. It aims to provide a coherent up-todate overview and analysis of an extraordinarily important issue in the development field: The...

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