Jeannie Annan, Christopher Blattman, Eric Green, Julian Jamison
August 05, 2009

Check out this post in the New York Times' Freakonomics Blog Dwyer Gunn's time tagging along with the research team for the WINGS project in Uganda.

"I went to northern Uganda to observe an economic experiment - a randomized program intervention focused on highly vulnerable women in the region. The program, Women's Income Generating Support (WINGS), is being implemented by the Association of Volunteers in International Service (AVSI) and will provide the women with grants and business training. Women's Income Generating Support (WINGS), is being implemented by the Association of...

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Amos Odero
Jeannie Annan, Christopher Blattman, Eric Green, Julian Jamison
June 30, 2009

Fieldwork is not all fun and games, but that seems to be the recent experience for IPA Research Affiliate Chris Blattman's project evaluation, "Women's Income Generating Support (WINGS) Program" 

In two recent blog posts, he describes how including behavioral games (with cash prizes!) as part of their survey has practically turned his experiments team into a "roving casino",  then goes on to describe the very public randomization lottery that they held to select the treatment and control villages.  

 

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