Past Events

June 15: How early one should start financial education? Evidence from a large scale experiment
Speakers: Caio Piza, The World Bank
Discussant: Veronica Frisancho, IDB

May 25: Does Public Reporting Improve the Quality and Performance of Health Care Facilities? A Reanalysis of the 2001 Uganda Yellow Star Program
Speakers: Sebastian Bauhoff and Roxanne Oroxom, Center for Global Development
Discussant: Maureen Lewis, Georgetown University

April 13: Crimes against Morality: Unintended Consequences of Criminalizing Sex Work
Speaker: Jennifer Muz, George Washington University
Discussant: Jennifer Bouey, Georgetown University

March 23: Cash Transfers and Crop Production in Senegal
Speaker: Kate Ambler, IFPRI
Discussant: David Seidenfeld, AIR

February 9: Incentivizing safer sexual behavior: evidence from a lottery experiment on HIV prevention
Speakers: Damien de Walque , World Bank
Discussant: Andrew Zeitlin, Georgetown University
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January 26: Scripted lesson plans and improving early-grade reading: Experimental evidence from South Africa
Speakers: Jacobus Cilliers, Georgetown University
Discussant: Julian Cristia, Inter-American Development Bank
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December 8: Experimental Evidence on the Long-Term Impacts of a Youth Training Program
Speaker: Laura Ripani, Inter-American Development Bank
Discussant: Eric Djimeu, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)
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October 27: Challenges in Educational Reform: An Experiment on Active Learning in Mathematics
Speaker: Matias Busso, Inter-American Development Bank
Discussant: Rafael de Hoyos, World Bank 
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September 22: Effects of a Social Network Diffusion Intervention on Family Planning Use and Unmet Need in Benin
Speaker: Kim Ashburn, Georgetown University
Discussant: Sangeeta Mookherji, George Washington Milken Institute School of Public Health
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June 7: A Discussion of the Methodological Approach and Findings from a Quasi-Experimental Evaluation of an Economic and Social Empowerment Intervention in Mozambique
Speakers: Holly Burke and Samuel Field, FHI 360
Discussant: Jeffrey Bingenheimer, George Washington University
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May 12: Fairtrade Labelling and Child Labor in the Birthplace of Arabica Coffee: Evidence from Ethiopia
Speakers: Jose Galdo, Carleton University and IZA
Discussant: Kimberly Elliot, Center for Global Development
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April 28: The Impacts of Mobile Money: Results from Observational and Experimental Studies
Speakers: William Jack, Georgetown University
Discussant: Robert Cull, The World Bank
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March 10: A Firm of One’s Own: Short vs. Long Term Impacts of a Labor Market Intervention for Young Women
Speakers: Pamela Jakiela, University of Maryland
Discussant: Xiaobo Zhang, International Food Policy Research Institute 
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February 11: Malaria Eradication and Economic Outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Uganda
Speakers: Jeremy Barofsky, The Brookings Institution 
Discussant: Yazoume Yé, ICF International 
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January 14, 2016: How Sustainable are Benefits from Extension for Smallholder Women Farmers? Evidence from a ‘Reverse-Randomized Control Trial’ in Uganda
Speakers: Stephen Smith and Vida Bobic, George Washington University
Discussant: Aslihan Kes, International Center for Research on Women
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December 9, 2015: Assessing the Impacts of Mais Educação on Educational Outcomes: Evidence between 2007 and 2011
Speaker: Rita Almeida, The World Bank
Discussant: Samuel Berlinski, The Inter-American Development Bank
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November 12, 2015: Do Mass Polio Vaccination Campaigns Limit the Use of Other Healthcare Services?
Speaker: Stéphane Helleringer, Johns Hopkins University
Discussant: Johannes van Dam, FHI 360
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October 22, 2015: Financial Constraints and Girls’ Secondary Education: Evidence from School Fee Elimination in The Gambia
Speaker: Moussa Blimpo,  The World Bank
Discussant: Justin Sandefur, Center for Global Development
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September 10, 2015: Information and Communication Technologies, Prenatal Care Services and Neonatal Health
Speaker: Maria Fernanda Rodrigo, Inter-American Development Bank
Discussant: James M. Tielsch, George Washington University
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June 25, 2015: Measuring the Unmeasurable: Applying a Broader View of Mixed Methods to Evaluate the Impact of Energy-Efficient Home Heating Stoves in Mongolia
Speaker: Leslie Greene, Social Impact
Discussant: Donee Alexander, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
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May 14, 2015: Home Computers, Internet and Child Outcomes: Medium-Term Impacts from a Randomized Experiment in Peru
Speaker: Diether Beuermann, Inter-American Development Bank
Discussant: Robert Hawkins, World Bank
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April 23, 2015: Promoting Career Aspirations as an HIV Prevention Strategy: Findings from the Tisankhenji Radio Program in Malawi
Speaker: Rajiv Rimal, George Washington University 
Discussant: Gina Dallabetta, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
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February 26, 2015: Gender and Technology Diffusion
Speaker: Florence Kondylis, The World Bank
Discussant: Sarah Tisch, Social Impact
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January 22, 2015: Debt Reduction for Life: The Impact of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiatives on Child Mortality
Speaker: Eric Djimeu, 3ie
Discussant: Ezequiel Cabezon

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December 11, 2014: Reducing Early Childhood Diarrhea Through Improved Learning
Speaker: Agha Ali Akram, Evidence Action
Discussant: Claire Chase, World Bank
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November 13, 2014: Encouraging Stewardship of a Common Good: Experimental Evidence from Kenya
Speaker: Vivian Hoffmann, IFPRI
Discussant: Eric Djimeu, 3ie

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October 23, 2014: The Role of Price Information in Agricultural Markets: Evidence from Rural Peru
Speaker: Eduardo Nakasone, IFPRI/Michigan State University
Discussant: Maja Andjelkovic, World Bank
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September 30, 2014: Skill Transferability, Migration, and Development: Evidence from Population Resettlement in Indonesia
Speaker: Samuel Bazzi, Boston University

September 11, 2014: The Economic Effects of Transportation Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa
Speaker: Remi Jedwab, George Washington University
Discussant: Clifford Winston, Brookings Institute
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June 12, 2014: Health Information, Treatment, and Worker Productivity: Experimental Evidence from Malaria Testing and Treatment among Nigerian Sugarcane Cutters
Speaker: Jed Friedman, World Bank
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May 22, 2014: Do Peer Effects Influence Household Decision Making? Evidence from Child Food Intake in India
Speaker: Eeshani Kandpal, World Bank
Discussant: Susan Godlonton, IFPRI
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April 10, 2014: Rekindling Learning? The Impact of eReaders on Cognitive Outcomes in Lagos, Nigeria
Speaker: James Habyarimana, Georgetown University
Discussant: Julian Cristia, IDB
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February 27, 2014: More Schooling and More Learning? Effects of a Three-Year Conditional Cash Transfer Program in Nicaragua after 10 Years
Speaker: John Maluccio, Middlebury College
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January 30, 2014: Zambia’s Child Grant Program
Speaker: David Seidenfeld, American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Discussant: Jose Cuesta, World Bank
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December 5, 2013: The Impact of Cash and Food Transfers: Evidence from a Randomized Intervention in Niger
Speaker: John Hoddinott, IFPRI
Discussant: Emanuel Skoufias, World Bank

October 10, 2013: How Price Sensitive Is Primary and Secondary School Enrollment? Evidence from Nationwide Tuition Fee Reforms in South Africa
Speaker: Robert Garlick, World Bank Development Research Group
Discussant: Naureen Karachiwalla, IFPRI

September 5, 2013: Shelter from the Storm: Upgrading Housing Infrastructure in Latin American Slums
Speaker: Sebastian Galiani, University of Maryland
Discussant: Alan de Brauw, IFPRI

May 9, 2013: Scaling Up What Works: Experimental Evidence on External Validity in Kenyan Education
Speaker: Justin Sandefur, Center for Global Development
Discussant: John Hoddinott, IFPRI

April 11, 2013: Empowering Adolescent Girls: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Uganda
Speaker: Markus Goldstein, World Bank
Discussant: Clara Delavallade, IFPRI

March 14, 2013: Does Information Technology Flatten Interest Articulation? Evidence from Uganda
Speaker: Guy Grossman, University of Pennsylvania

March 8, 2013: Promoting Democracy in Fragile States: Insights from a Field Experiment in Liberia
Speaker: Cyrus Samii, New York University

January 31, 2013: The Impact of the Kenya CT-OVC Programme on Productive Activities and Labor Allocation
Speakers: Paul Winters, American University

December 13, 2012: Understanding Heterogeneity: Risk and Learning in the Adoption of Agricultural Technologies
Speakers: Andrew Zeitlin, Georgetown Public Policy Institute
Discussant: Gershon Feder

October 18, 2012: Orange Sweet Potato: Biofortification, Crop Adoption, and Health Outcomes in Mozambique and Uganda
Speakers: Alan de Brauw, IFPRI and Dan Gilligan, IFPRI
Discussant: Yurie Tanimichi Hoberg, World Bank

Biofortification, crop adoption and health information: Impact pathways in Mozambique and Uganda

Networks and Constraints on the Diffusion of a Biofortified Agricultural Technology: Evidence from a Partial Population Experiment

September 6, 2012: Cash Transfers, Behavioral Changes, and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment
Speaker: Renos Vakis, World Bank
Discussant: Shareen Joshi, Georgetown University

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May 23, 2012: Business Training and Female Enterprise Start-up and Growth in Sri Lanka
Speaker: David McKenzie, World Bank
Discussant: Alan de Brauw, IFPRI

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June 6, 2012: Debt Structure, Entrepreneurship, and Risk: Evidence from Microfinance
Speaker: Erica Field, Duke University Department of Economics
Discussant: David Roodman, Center for Global Development
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