BREAD Working Paper No. 533, February 2020

Unpacking a Multi-Faceted Program to Build Sustainable Income for the Very Poor Abhijit Banerjee, Dean Karlan, Robert Osei, Hannah Trachtman, Christopher Udry Abstract A multi-faceted program comprising a grant of productive assets, training, coaching, and savings has been found to build sustainable income for those in extreme poverty. We focus on two important questions: whether […]

BREAD Working Paper No. 562, July 2019

Leader Identity and Coordination Abhijit Banerjee, Eliana La Ferrara, Victor Orozco Abstract We test the effectiveness of an entertainment education TV series, MTV Shuga, aimed at providing information and changing attitudes and behaviors related to HIV/AIDS. Using a simple model we show that “edutainment” can work through an ‘individual’ or a ‘social’ channel. We conducted […]