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Jun 2018
Author(s): Macours, Karen; Maluccio, John A.; Stampini, Marco
Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs are important anti-poverty programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. There is little evidence, however, of the effectiveness of ongoing CCT programs…
May 2018
Author(s): Macours, Karen; Salazar, Lina; Gachot, Sebastien; Jacquet, Bruno; Fahsbender, Jossie; Rambao, Jery; Gignoux, Jérémie; Wright, Kelsey
Smart subsidy programs have been advocated in many developing countries to encourage the adoption of modern inputs and increase agricultural productivity. Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa has shown…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Molina-Millan, Teresa; Barham, Tania; Macours, Karen; Maluccio, John A.; Stampini, Marco
We review the literature on the long-term impacts of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs in Latin America. Long-term impacts are defined as those that both: 1) are related to the accumulation of…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Vakis, Renos; Paxson, Christina; Marshall, Daniela; Macours, Karen; López Bóo, Florencia; Bravo, David; Bernal, Raquel; Azuero, Rodrigo; Araujo, María Caridad; Behrman, Jere R.; Schady, Norbert
Research from the United States shows that gaps in early cognitive and non-cognitive ability appear early in the life cycle. Little is known about this important question for developing countries.…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Barham, Tania; Macours, Karen; Maluccio, John A.
Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs have become the anti-poverty program of choice in many developing countries. Numerous evaluations, often based on rigorous experimental designs, leave little…
Jun 2013
Author(s): Barham, Tania; Macours, Karen; Maluccio, John A.
The effects of early life circumstances on cognitive skill formation are important for later human capital development, labor market outcomes and well-being. In this paper, we test the hypothesis…
Jan 2013
Author(s): Gignoux, Jérémie; Macours, Karen; Wren-Lewis, Liam
Investment in land administration projects is often considered key for agricultural productivity and rural development. The evidence on such interventions is however remarkably mixed. This paper…
Feb 2012
Author(s): Macours, Karen; Schady, Norbert; Vakis, Renos
Cash transfer programs have become extremely popular in the developing world. There is a large literature on the effects of these programs on schooling, health and nutrition, but relatively little is…