Studies

Jessica Cohen, Pascaline Dupas / Kenya / 2010

Using a field experiment in Kenya, the authors demonstrate that offering pregnant women free insecticide-treated bednets did not impact use. Demand, however, was highly sensitive to increasing prices, even at subsidized cost-sharing levels.

Pascaline Dupas / Kenya / 2010

From the abstract: "We find that, for a new technology with a lower usage cost than the technology it replaces, short-run subsidies increase long-run adoption through experience and social learning effects. We find no evidence that people anchor around subsidized prices."

Jeffrey Sachs / Global / 2010

The MDGs have offered tangible benefits and paths to future improvement; the main obstacle now may be an ethical one, in that developed countries lack the political will to aggressively pursue and complete these goals by 2015.

United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs / Global / 2010

From the summary: "This annual report presents the most comprehensive global assessment of progress to date, based on data provided by a large number of international organizations within and outside the United Nations system."

World Health Organization / Global / 2010

An overview of global malaria prevalence statistics.

Dambisa Moyo / Global / 2009

Leakages of development aid often occur to corruption in local governments; halting aid would bear improvements.

Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn / Global / 2009

Gendercide and women's worldwide disempowerment have direct moral implications (individuals and countries have an obligation to combat these occurrences) and direct impacts on economic development.

Peter Singer / Global / 2009

Examines the motivations behind charitable giving, and offers guidance on donation amounts and organizations.

World Health Organization / Global / 2009

From the website: "The World malaria report 2009 describes the global distribution of cases and deaths, how WHO-recommended control strategies have been adopted and implemented in endemic countries, sources of funding for malaria control, and recent evidence that prevention and treatment can alleviate the burden of disease."

Deborah Small, George Loewenstein, Paul Slovic / Global / 2007

From the abstract: "In a series of field experiments, we show that teaching or priming people to recognize the discrepancy in giving toward identifiable and statistical victims has perverse effects: individuals give less to identifiable victims but do not increase giving to statistical victims, resulting in an overall reduction in caring and giving. Thus, it appears that, when thinking deliberatively, people discount sympathy towards identifiable victims but fail to generate sympathy toward statistical victims."