Since its founding, IPA Sierra Leone has conducted policy-relevant research about innovative programs in agriculture, health, and community governance, while sharing evidence and building the capacity of local decision-makers to use it.

 

Most recently, IPA partnered with researchers, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, and the International Growth Centre to evaluate the effects of social incentives, in the form of colorful bracelets, in reducing drop-off rates for immunization of newborn babies and improvements in timely visits for prenatal care.

 


Highlights
Study

While the accountability and inclusiveness of institutions are often considered key determinants of economic performance, there is little agreement about how institutions should be designed....

Study

Can social incentives increase demand for skilled pregnancy care? How much do people care to signal to others that they looked after their and their children's health? How much do people learn...

Blog
By Anne Karing and Arthur Baker Editor’s note: This cross-post originally appeared on the Behavioral Economics in Reproductive Health Initiative (BERI) blog Together with the Ministry of Health and...