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.

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 and advertising via SMS

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.

The impacts of formal registration of businesses in Malawi

Impacts of formal registration of businesses in Malawi

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
Authors evaluated the impact of three interventions aimed at formalising small businesses in Malawi.

Unpacking the determinants of entrepreneurship development and economic empowerment for women in Kenya

Unpacking the determinants of entrepreneurship development and economic empowerment for women in Kenya

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
Authors evaluated the impact of the International Labour Organization’s Gender and Entrepreneurship Together training programme (GET Ahead) in rural Kenya.

Impacts of key provisions in Ghana’s Petroleum Revenue Management Act

Impacts of key provisions in Ghana’s Petroleum Revenue Management Act

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019
The authors evaluated the impact of using public meetings and an ICT platform used by the Public Interest and Accountability Committee to promote transparency and accountability.