Consider this: you have just completed the installation of a water and sanitation system for an entire neighborhood, but many households don’t connect their kitchens and bathrooms to the new water and sewer lines. With low coverage, many of the expected health benefits of the project will not materialize. … [Read more...] about How to implement an impact evaluation?
This is a joint blog with Cesar Rodriguez. The need for public intervention to expand access to credit for firms in emerging markets has been debated for long by policy makers and scholars. Even more controversial has been the role that government-owned Banks should play in these economies. We just published a paper in the SPD working paper series, in which we try to … [Read more...] about The impact of public credit programs on Brazilian firms