Motivating civil servants to be more productive can lead to improved outcomes for citizens. IPA’s research on this topic includes evaluations of programs aimed at increasing teacher attendance and time teaching when in the classroom and an evaluation on how to recruit and retain productive community health workers.

A Zambian health worker administers medicine
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Employing community health workers may help governments address the shortage of healthcare providers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Does linking teachers' pay to students' test performance improve educational outcomes, or just increase “teaching to the test”? This study examines the effects of a teacher incentives program on...

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Getting teachers to attend school is sometimes more difficult than getting children there. Can monitoring tied to a salary incentive reduce teacher absenteeism in rural schools in India?