Increasing access to quality health care is essential to improving health outcomes in developing countries, yet barriers related to availability, cost, geographical access, quality of services, as well as misperceptions of available health services, hamper access to quality healthcare. IPA has evaluated many programs that aim to reduce these barriers.

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Poor sanitation leads to major diseases, increased public health expenditures, and causes diarrhea—a leading cause of mortality in children under five.

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Both under- and over-treatment of communicable diseases are public bads. But efforts to decrease one run the risk of increasing the other. Using rich experimental data on household treatment-...

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Charging small fees dramatically reduces access to important products for the poor.