What happens when you incentivize primary education in Uganda

To move from universal primary access to universal primary education, countries must provide key instructional resources for all students and hold educators accountable for the achievement of all students.

Unpacking within household interactions: the roles people take

In this blog, Markus Goldstein discusses the new paper by Bernard et al on intrahousehold decision making, which shows that the roles people take within the household matter a lot for real outcomes.

New paper explores green growth strategy for the Philippines

A new IFPRI discussion paper examines the economywide impact of promoting renewable power generation in the Philippines. The green growth strategy would allow the country to reduce carbon emission, improve energy security, and achieve significant health co-benefits.

State capacity and agricultural service provision: The case of rural Nepal

In Nepal, bureaucrats’ local knowledge and motivation make a difference in serving rural farmers. Danielle Resnick and Jordan Kyle share recent research findings on agricultural extension service provision from Nepal.

Delivering more with less: Subnational service provision in low capacity states

The new paper examines how subnational variation in capacity affects access to agricultural extension in rural Nepal, finding that even when resources are scarce, knowledgeable and motivated bureaucrats can deliver surprisingly high levels of services.