No margin, no mission? Evaluating the role of incentives in the distribution of public goods in Zambia

No margin, no mission? Evaluating the role of incentives in the distribution of public goods in Zambia

3ie Impact Evaluation Report 9

Nava Ashraf, Oriana Bandiera and Kelsey Jack

This study by Nava Ashraf, Oriana Bandiera and Kelsey Jack evaluates the impact of different incentive mechanisms on the performance of community-based agents (i.e. hairdressers) engaged in the promotion and sale of female condoms for the prevention HIV in Lusaka, Zambia. The study showed that public recognition was more effective in generating sales than financial rewards. Overall, the findings suggest that non-financial rewards can be a cost-effective means to motivate agents, especially when social gains have a higher utility than financial gains. It also opens new avenues for NGOs and other organisations involved in the distribution of health and other ‘social goods’ to design innovative, cheaper and more effective methods to motivate their agents.

Improving the quality of care for children with acute malnutrition in Uganda

Improving the quality of care for children with acute malnutrition in Uganda

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
The study evaluated the impact of supportive supervision for health staff and whether it improved health outcomes of malnourished children.

IE100 Pakistan

Impacts of increasing community resilience through humanitarian aid in Pakistan

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
In this impact evaluation report, authors evaluated a humanitarian aid package aimed at building resilience of local communities and enhancing recovery and coping capacities.

IE99

Impacts of community monitoring of socio-environmental liabilities in the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
In this impact evaluation report, authors evaluated a technology-enabled community intervention to enhance local communities’ detection, monitoring and reporting capabilities, and their ability to stake socio-environmental claims that result in adequate compensation.

Increasing HIV testing demand among Kenyan truck drivers and female sex workers

Increasing HIV testing demand among Kenyan truck drivers and female sex workers

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
In this impact evaluation report, authors evaluated whether making HIV self-test kits available as a testing option at North Star Alliance roadside wellness clinics in Kenya.

Impacts of community stakeholder engagement interventions in Ugandan oil extractives

Impacts of community stakeholder engagement interventions in Ugandan oil extractives

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
In this impact evaluation report, authors evaluated the effectiveness of multistakeholder forums in improving accountability to communities affected by the extractives industry in western Uganda.