The Global Development Network Working Paper Series disseminates GDN-funded research by combining the best research produced by GDN researchers and contributions from leading scholars.

Governance in Water Supply
Author : Stéphane Straub
Date : September 2009
Description : This paper reviews the institutional framework that governs the supply of water services, with a specific focus on developing countries.
GDN Education Issues Paper
Author : Rekha Balu, Harry Patrinos and Emiliana Vegas
Date : September 2009
Description : This paper reviews governance and institutional challenges facing educational systems in developing countries.
Do HIV-AIDS Teacher Training Programs Work in Africa? Evidence from the Cameroon
Author : Jean-Louis Arcand and Eric Djimeu Wouabe
Date : September 2009
Description : The paper assesses the impact on student knowledge, attitudes and behavior of a typical HIV-AIDS teacher training program in Cameroon.
Social Security Health Insurance for the Informal Sector in Nicaragua: A Randomized Evaluation
Author : Rebecca Thornton, Laurel Hatt, Mursaleena Islam, Erica Field, Freddy Solís and Martha Azuzena González Moncada
Date : September 2009
Description : This paper evaluates a program that randomized incentives to obtain health insurance among informal sector workers in Managua, Nicaragua.
An Impact Evaluation of the Safe Motherhood Program in China
Author : Yan Guo, Xinglin Feng, Guang Shi, Yan Wang, Ling Xu, Hao Luo, Juan Shen and Hui Yin
Date : September 2009
Description : Using 11 years of county level panel data, fixed effect models are estimated to evaluate the impact of the Safe Motherhood Program in China.
Evaluation of the Impact of the Mother and Infant Health Project in Ukraine
Author : Olena Y. Nizalova and Maria Vyshnya
Date : September 2009
Description : This paper evaluates the impact of improvement in the quality of prenatal care and labor and delivery services on maternal and infant mortality and morbidity in Ukraine.
Family Planning and Rural Fertility Decline in Iran: A Study in Program Evaluation
Author : Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, M. Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi and Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi
Date : September 2009
Description : The paper discusses to what extent the decline in family planning and rural fertility in Iran has been the result of a particular design feature of the family planning program, namely rural health houses.
The Short-Term Impacts of a CCT Program for Schooling on the Sexual Behavior of Young Women
Author : Sarah Baird, Ephraim Chirwa, Craig McIntosh and Berk Özler
Date : September 2009
Description : This paper studies the evidence that Cash Transfer Programs (CCTs) for schooling are an effective way to boost enrolment and the sexual behavior of their young beneficiaries in Malawi.
Evaluating the Impact of Micro-Franchising the Distribution of Anti-Malarial Drugs in Kenya on Malaria Mortality and Morbidity
Author : Jacob Oduor, Anne Kamau and Evan Mathenge
Date : September 2009
Description : This study uses difference-in-difference to evaluate the effectiveness of a program in increasing access to drugs, and hence, its impact on malaria mortality and morbidity in Kenya.
Impact Evaluation of India’s ‘Yeshasvini’ Community-Based Health Insurance Program
Author : Aradhna Aggarwal
Date : September 2009
Description : Using propensity score matching techniques, the study evaluates the impact of India’s Yeshasvini community-based health insurance program on utilization of health care, intensity of use, financial protection, treatment outcomes and economic well-being.
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