Adam Wagstaff

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A public strategy for compliance monitoring

Expanding social insurance coverage in urban China

Building or bypassing recipient country systems : are donors defying the Paris declaration ?

Long-term impacts of household electrification in rural India

American Economic Association

Abstract<p>Empirical studies of the relationship between school inputs and test scores typically do not account for household responses to changes in …

Empiricism

Aid Tying and Donor Fragmentation

Summary<p>This study analyzes theoretically and empirically the impact of aid fragmentation on donors’ decisions to tie their development aid to …

HOW MANY INFANTS LIKELY DIED IN AFRICA AS A RESULT OF THE 2008–2009 GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS? - Friedman - 2013 - Health Economics

Peter Hangoma, Arild Aakvik, Bjarne Robberstad and Umberto Simeoni, Explaining changes in child health inequality in the run up to the 2015 …

NATURAL EXPERIMENT EVIDENCE ON THE EFFECT OF MIGRATION ON BLOOD PRESSURE AND HYPERTENSION - Gibson - 2013 - Health Economics

Health Economics<p>Volume 22, Issue 6<p>Research Article<p>NATURAL EXPERIMENT EVIDENCE ON THE EFFECT OF MIGRATION ON BLOOD PRESSURE AND HYPERTENSION<p>John Gibson<p>…

Do schooling effects of cash transfer programs vary by poverty levels? It depends…

Having stumbled upon this development economics symposium, which took place in DC on Saturday, this paper (recently updated) by Galiani and McEwan …

Income Inequality

Defining Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: An Unconditional Mess

Many policymakers are interested in the role of conditions in cash transfer programs. Do they improve outcomes of interest more than money alone? Are …

Public Policy

Were Gordon Brown and I right? Were poor children actually left behind by the Millennium Development Goals for education?

It’s quite fun being picked up by a prime minister. Not literally of course. Unless you happen to be a baby seized from your mother’s arms during an …

Elections

Reconciling the two “sciences of delivery”

Last week on Let’s Talk Development, I asked what the term “science of delivery” (SOD) means. I suggested that SOD is about moving from thinking …

Punjab Province

So what exactly is the “science of delivery”?

The World Bank’s president, Jim Kim, has now made two major speeches outlining his vision for the institution – one at the Annual Meetings the other …

Health Care

Cost-effectiveness vs. universal health coverage. Is the future random?

I've been blogging a bit about Universal Health Coverage (UHC) recently. In my "old wine in a new bottle" post, I argued that UHC is ultimately about …

Health Care

Health and the post-2015 development agenda: Stuck in the doldrums?

I think it’s fair to say most of us don’t typically take UN reports with us on our summer vacation. But you might want make an exception in the case …

Human Rights

Do Conditions Moderate the Effects of Cash Transfer Programs? Preliminary Findings from a Systematic Review

Last week, I talked about the difficulty of categorizing cash transfer programs neatly into bins of unconditional (UCT) and conditional (CCT) ones. …

Clinical Trials

User fees and abuser fees

If user fees for health have been so vilified (including in comments on this blog), why are we bringing the subject up again? Because new evidence …

Health Care

Public randomization ceremonies

<i>With Jake Robyn* and Gaston Sorgho**</i><p>Randomization might- at first – sound like a scary word for health policy makers and professionals. They read …

Health Care

A Data Guide to Sir Michael Barber’s “The Good News from Pakistan”

Shanta’s blog reported on Sir Michael Barber’s approach to implementing service delivery or “Deliverology”. Sir Michael was back at the World Bank on …

Education

MDGs that Nudge

What should replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when they expire in 2015?<p>Ask your mom or dad.<p>In a recent working paper, I argue that we …

Human Rights

How long will it take to lift one billion people out of poverty ?

For Which Children Do Conditions Matter in Conditional Cash Transfers?

Co-authored with Richard Akresh and Harounan Kazianga<p>Social safety nets are actively promoted in developing countries both as responses to financial …

Education

The multi-layered benefits of daycare: evidence from Mozambique

When I drop my kids off at daycare, it does occasionally occur to me: what am I doing to them? (This thought is particularly acute when they wrap …

Day Care

Dying from malaria in the market for lemons

We know malaria is a big problem and we know fake drugs are a big problem. What do you get when you put them together? Bad news. A recent paper by …

Public Health

Study Design and Sub-group analysis in HIV Trials

A new study presented at Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections found that a community intervention (a package that improves …

HIV positive

Inequality of opportunity, income inequality and economic mobility : some international comparisons