Labor and Microfinance

Labour and Microfinance ● Richard Boso (GIMPA) and Alfredo Burlando (University of Oregon) are evaluating the impact of small loans on the development of small businesses and livelihoods using a difference-in-differences design. The pilot study will also assess the quality of beneficiary targeting and sustainability. ● Samuel Agyei-Ampomah (GIMPA) and Levi Boxell (Stanford University), advised […]
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Food and Agriculture

Food and Agriculture The government of Ghana introduced the Northern Rural Growth Programme (NRGP) in 2008, a commodity value chain approach to agricultural transformation to help address severe poverty in Northern Ghana. Philip Duku Osei (UBIDS) and co-authors, advised by Vincent Amanor-Boadu (Kansas State University), are investigating the impact of the NRGP on smallholder farmers’ […]
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Energy ● Wisdom Akpalu (GIMPA) and co-authors, advised by Ethan Ligon (UC Berkeley) and Pierre Biscaye (UC Berkeley), are using difference-in-differences to examine household electricity consumption behavior in Ghana and estimate how prepaid meters may affect the welfare of households in different income quintiles. ● Opeyemi Amusan (University of Ibadan) and co-authors, advised by David […]
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Education ● The implementation of Free Senior High School (FSHS) education in Ghana led to increased access, forcing the government to introduce a double-track system that requires students to alternate classes due to the large student population. Duah Dwomoh (University of Ghana), advised by Chad Hazlett (University of California, Los Angeles), is investigating the impact […]
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Health ● Using Randomized Control Trials, Aaron Asibi Abuosi (University of Ghana) and Aleksandra Jakubowski (CEGA/UC Berkeley) are testing how the development and implementation of an actionable birth plan may help eliminate the barriers to maternal care that engender increased in-facility births and improved health outcomes in the Upper East Region of Ghana. ● With […]
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