Dec 2018
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Bernal, Pedro
Maintaining high standards of care from doctors, nurses and other health professionals is of critical importance for an effective and efficient health system. Yet deficient levels of health worker…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Flumian, Maryantonett
Lack of collaboration among public institutions and the absence of innovative managerial and technological tools often leaves citizens without access to adequate service delivery. However, citizens…
Jan 2018
Author(s): Bernal, Pedro; Martinez, Sebastian; Celhay, Pablo
This document contains the appendices to "Is Results-Based Aid More Effective than Conventional Aid? Evidence from the Health Sector in El Salvador".
Jan 2018
Author(s): Bernal, Pedro; Martinez, Sebastian; Celhay, Pablo
Results-based aid (RBA) models link funds to outcomes, rather than paying for inputs. Despite their theoretical appeal and recent adoption by donors and multilateral development banks, there is…
May 2017
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Galiani, Sebastián; Gálvez, Ramiro H.
La Estrategia de Fortalecimiento de Cobertura en Panamá utiliza un modelo de pago por desempeño para incentivar la provisión de servicios de calidad en poblaciones con alto grado de marginación, con…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Farias, Pedro; Goldsmith, Stephen; Flumian, Maryantonett; Mendoza, Gustavo; Wiseman, Jane; Porrúa, Miguel; Castillo Paez, Paula; García de Alba Díaz, Ana Catalina; Zanabria, Gustavo
Historically, the difficulty to innovate has been raised as an inherent characteristic of the public sector. However, many governments are changing how they interact with citizens based on innovative…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Farias, Pedro; Goldsmith, Stephen; Flumian, Maryantonett; Mendoza, Gustavo; Wiseman, Jane; Porrúa, Miguel; Castillo Paez, Paula; García de Alba Díaz, Ana Catalina; Zanabria, Gustavo
Históricamente se ha planteado la dificultad para innovar como una característica inherente del sector público. Sin embargo, muchos gobiernos están renovando sus formas de interacción con los…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Farias, Pedro; Goldsmith, Stephen; Flumian, Maryantonett; Mendoza, Gustavo; Wiseman, Jane; Porrúa, Miguel; Castillo Paez, Paula; García de Alba Díaz, Ana Catalina; Zanabria, Gustavo
Historicamente, a dificuldade para inovar tem sido apontada como uma característica inerente ao setor público. Porém, muitos governos estão renovando suas formas de interação com os cidadãos a partir…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Bustelo, Monserrat; Martinez, Sebastian; Pérez, Michelle; Rodríguez Silva, Julio
Ciudad Mujer (CM) es un programa liderado por el Gobierno de El Salvador a través de la Secretaría de Inclusión Social (SIS) con el apoyo del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID), que pretende…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Martinez, Sebastian
Development programs that use financial incentives to motivate better performance are increasingly used by governments, multilaterals and private donors as alternatives to traditional input-based…
May 2015
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Cristia, Julian P.; Humpage, Sarah D.
Many families fail to vaccinate their children despite the supply of these services at no cost. This study tests whether personal reminders can increase demand for vaccination. A field experiment was…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Planas, Maria Elena; García, Patricia J.; Bustelo, Monserrat; Cárcamo, Cesar; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Martinez, Sebastian; Merino, María Fernanda; Morrison, Andrew
This study aims to evaluate whether health providers in Peru might be contributing to ethnic health disparities in the provision of family planning services, by comparing providers' adherence to…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Garofalo, Pablo; Czerwonko, Alejo; Cristia, Julian P.
Many developing countries are allocating significant resources to expanding technology access in schools. Whether these investments will translate into measurable educational improvements remains an…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Bet, Germán; Cristia, Julian P.; Ibarrarán, Pablo
This paper analyzes the effects of increased shared computer access in secondary schools in Peru. Administrative data are used to identify, through propensity-score matching, two groups of schools…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Cristia, Julian P.; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Cueto, Santiago; Santiago, Ana; Severin, Eugenio
Although many countries are aggressively implementing the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program, there is a lack of empirical evidence on its effects. This paper presents the impact of the first large…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Cristia, Julian P.; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Cueto, Santiago; Santiago, Ana; Severin, Eugenio
Aunque muchos países están implementando de manera intensa el Programa Una computadora por niño (OLPC, por sus siglas en inglés), existe una falta de evidencia empírica sobre sus efectos. Este…
Oct 2011
Author(s): Cristia, Julian P.; Evans, William N.; Beomsoo, Kim
This paper estimates the impact of a large-scale contracting-out program in Guatemala, using two waves of living standard measurement surveys which collected data before and after the expansion of…
Apr 2010
Author(s): Cristia, Julian P.; Czerwonko, Alejo; Garofalo, Pablo
A number of empirical studies have measured the effect of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on test scores, yet there is a lack of empirical evidence on the effects of this type of…
Feb 2009
Author(s): Giuffrida, Antonio; El-Wahab, Shireen; Anta, Rafael
This paper examines the current and emerging trends in mobile health, with particular emphasis on lessons learned and on potential opportunities for Latin America to apply mobile services to health…
Jan 2009
Author(s): Cristia, Julian P.
Are mortality and life expectancy differences by socioeconomic groups increasing in the United States? Using a unique data set matching high-quality administrative records with survey data, this…