|An Adaptive Targeted Field Experiment: Job Search Assistance for Refugees in Jordan
|How can different kinds of policy help refugees and other displaced populations find work? This project focuses on three interventions designed to improve formal employment outcomes for Syrian refugees and local jobseekers in Jordan.
|Stefano Caria, Max Kasy, Simon Quinn
|22 February, 2024
|Cash Transfer Grants in South Africa during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Work Behind the ESRC Outstanding Public Policy Impact Award 2023
|The CSAE's Kate Orkin has won the ESRC award for Outstanding Public Policy Impact 2023. Stefan Dercon talks to Kate about the work behind the cash grant programme in South Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic that reached an extra 26.2 million people.
|Stefan Dercon, Kate Orkin
|28 November, 2023
|AI and Services-led Growth: Evidence from Indian Job Adverts
|Online job adverts show that the demand for AI related skills has grown rapidly in countries around the world since 2015. This project examines the demand for AI skills in India's service sector, using a new dataset of online job adverts.
|Alex Copestake, Max Marczinek, Ashley Pople, Katherine Stapleton
|30 August, 2023
|Anticipatory Cash Transfers in Climate Disaster Response
|Billions of dollars are spent annually on humanitarian support to households in crisis. Researchers discuss a large-scale evaluation that tests the impact of anticipatory cash transfers in response to floods in Bangladesh.
|Ben Brunckhorst, Stefan Dercon, Ruth Hill, Ashley Pople
|2 June, 2023
|Building Resilient Education Systems: Evidence from Large Scale Randomised Trials in Five Countries
|Education systems need to withstand shocks that routinely close schools. Researchers discuss results from randomised trials evaluating the provision of education in emergency settings across 5 countries.
|Noam Angrist, Claire Cullen, Thato Letsomo, Michael Ainomugisha, Sai Pramod Bathena, Karisha Anne Cruz
|11 May, 2023
|Applying Wise Interventions around the World
|Dr Greg Walton and Dr Kate Orkin discuss 'wise interventions', and how social science can use this psychologically approach to understand the major problems in social life - poverty, social exclusion, child abuse, and discrimination.
|Kate Orkin, James Walsh, Greg Walton
|30 May, 2022
|Strengthening Professionalism and Accountability within the Ghana Police Service using Identity Norms and Narratives
|How do we change a corrupt norm? This project looks to address this question through a policy intervention, working with the Ghana Police Service, to try to change the behaviour of the traffic police through an innovative ethics training programme.
|Donna Harris, Oana Borcan, Bruno Schettini, Danila Serra, Henry Telli
|2 March, 2022
|Urbanisation in China and Africa
|Can Africa learn from the Chinese urbanisation project? In the next 30 years, African cities need to make zoom for roughly 500 million more citizens, roughly tripling the current urban population.
|Astrid Haas, Sebastian Kriticos, Nicolas Lippolis
|22 January, 2022
|Under the Hood: Randomised Control Trials on Distance Education During Covid-19 in Botswana
|A discussion about some of the first experimental evidence on distance education during the covid-19 pandemic in Botswana.
|Noam Angrist, Claire Cullen, Thato Letsomo, Moitshepi Matsheng
|15 December, 2021
|Asset-based Microfinance for Microenterprises in Pakistan
|Standard microcredit contracts seem to have modest if any effects on the performance of small firms and no effects on household consumption. Could we construct a better design product to improve on the standard contract?
|Faisal Bari, Kashif Malik, Pramila Krishnan, Muhammad Meki, Simon Quinn
|16 November, 2021