Should Aid Reward Performance? Evidence from a Field Experiment on Health and Education in Indonesia Olken, Benjamin A. Onishi, Junko Wong, Susan 2014-11-13T20:41:44Z 2014-11-13T20:41:44Z 2014-10
dc.description.abstract We report an experiment in 3,000 villages that tested whether incentives improve aid efficacy. Villages received block grants for maternal and child health and education that incorporated relative performance incentives. Subdistricts were randomized into incentives, an otherwise identical program without incentives, or control. Incentives initially improved preventative health indicators, particularly in underdeveloped areas, and spending efficiency increased. While school enrollments improved overall, incentives had no differential impact on education, and incentive health effects diminished over time. Reductions in neonatal mortality in non-incentivized areas did not persist with incentives. We find no systematic scoring manipulation nor funding reallocation toward richer areas. en
dc.identifier.citation American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher American Economic Association
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder American Economic Association
dc.subject foreign aid
dc.subject health policy
dc.subject education policy
dc.subject maternal health
dc.subject gender
dc.subject discrimination
dc.title Should Aid Reward Performance? Evidence from a Field Experiment on Health and Education in Indonesia en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Gender 2014-09-19
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Journal Article
okr.externalcontent External Content
okr.globalpractice Education
okr.globalpractice Health, Nutrition, and Population
okr.identifier.doi 10.1257/app.6.4.1
okr.journal.nbpages 1-34
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review Indonesia
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Foreign Aid
okr.topic Education
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population
okr.unit GSPDR - Social Protect & Labor - GP; GSURR - Urban, Rural & Soc Dev - GP
okr.volume 6(4)
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