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February 21, 2017
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Alex Armand, researcher at NCID, will be conducting a Randomized Control Trial in Uttar Pradesh, India. The project, titled ‘Community toilet use in slums: willingness to pay and the role of informational and supply side constraints in Urban Uttar Pradesh', will be led by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) in London. The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) will fund the project that will be jointly executed by Britta Augsburg, Senior Economist at IFS.

The study will take pl...

February 13, 2017
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From January 16 to January 26, Professor Ravina, Director of the NCID, and Juan Soto, research assistant, visited South Africa to meet with our local partners, strengthen our relationship with them and establish new partnerships and collaborations with other major South African actors.

In Johannesburg, Prof. Ravina and Soto met Dr. Terence McNamee, Deputy Director of the Brenthurst Foundation, one of the most prominent (policy research foundations/thinktanks) foundations in Africa. Dr. McNamee is a long-time contact of the NCID and they discussed new avenues of collaboration betwe...

February 06, 2017
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Alex Armand and Joseph Gomes, researchers at the Navarra Center for International Development (NCID), have been awarded a grant for the initial phase of the 3ie Thematic Window on Agricultural Insurance. The project proposes to better understand the role of agricultural insurance in Bolivia, as it could, hypothetically, alleviate climate concerns for Bolivian farmers and incentivize investment and consumption.

This topic is of great relevance for developing countries as financial uncertainty has deep repercussions on both households’ welfare and investment in productive activiti...

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