This week’s blog features a project update written by BERI grantee Anne Karing and research assistant Arthur Baker. Karing is a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at UC-Berkeley. Together with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone and CEGA’s Behavioral Economics for Reproductive health Initiative, IPA Sierra Leone has launched a new randomized control […]
The WHO has identified increased access to skilled birth attendants and comprehensive emergency obstetric care as key facilitators in achieving the infant and maternal health Sustainable Development Goals, but many women in developing countries lack access of quality emergency services. CEGA affiliate Grant Miller (Stanford) has recently co-authored a paper in Health Affairs evaluating the […]
For various reasons (due to market and/or social/behavioral barriers), many women and girls in developing countries do not utilize modern contraceptives, despite their intention to delay or prevent pregnancy. Recent estimates put the number of women and girls in developing countries with an unmet need for modern contraceptives at 225 million1. One of the Family […]
The 1st Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) is to “ensure that all human beings can fulfill their potential in dignity and equality.” Literature over the past 10 years has shown evidence that circumstances impacting early childhood development have lasting impacts into adulthood for health and well-being.
“How can we use behavioral insights to nudge individuals into better health decision making?” This is one of the fundamental questions that inspired the third annual Conference on Behavioral Economics (BE) in Global Health at UC Berkeley, organized by the Behavioral Economics in Reproductive Health Initiative (BERI) at the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA).The […]
Our friends over at ideas42 have a guest post on the HC3 blog The post provides a great overview of how they are using applied behavioral economics (BE) in an ongoing intervention. The goal of the intervention is to increase post-abortion family planning (PAFP) in privately run sexual and reproductive health clinics in Nepal.
There is an interesting article of on Devex.com about the important role a civil registration and vital statistics system can play to enhance female empowerment in developing countries. The article provides a powerful anecdote about a Kenyan woman, Blessing, who was able to protect herself and her daughters’ legal rights after her husband died, by […]
A recent study published in the Lancet has received a lot of media attention over the last two weeks. The study represents the first randomized control trial (RCT) assessing an infant simulator program (life-like robotic baby) on longer term teenage pregnancy outcomes. The program evaluated was the Virtual Infant Parent (VIP) Programme in Western Australia. […]
A [Very] Late Follow Up to International Youth Day August 12th was International Youth Day. Many in the development community celebrated this day, by spotlighting the role the youth will play in meeting the U.N . Sustainable Development Goals. One article on Devex.com particularly stuck with me. The article presents the findings of a Guttmacher […]