RECOVR Research Projects

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This page lists research projects that are being developed by IPA and others. Our goal is to document active studies taking place on COVID-19’s socio-economic impacts—and results, as they come in—in order to inform researchers and decision-makers working to mitigate the crisis. As this is a public good, the hub contains both IPA and non-IPA studies. Inclusion criteria for the hub can be found here, and new projects and questionnaires can be submitted here.

Contributing Partners

60 Decibels
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
BRAC Institute of Governance & Development
Center for Effective Global Action
Center for Global Development
Global Poverty Research Lab
International Growth Centre
Yale Research Initiative on Innovative & Scale


Engaging Women in Mobile Money Markets in Bangladesh

<p>Women are underrepresented as both providers and users of mobile money services: they account for a small fraction of agents, and in Bangladesh, only 10 percent of women, compared to 32 percent of men, had mobile money accounts as of 2017 (Global Findex). The underrepresentation of women is an issue particularly in the context of COVID-19, where a vast majority of transfer payments have been made digitally.</p>
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Country Bangladesh

Randomized Evaluation

The Influence of COVID-19 on Intrapartum and Postpartum Care in Kenya

<p>Intrapartum and postpartum care are essential to the health and well-being of mothers, infants, and families. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, resources have shifted away from providing preventative services for mothers and newborns. This study seeks to determine how COVID-19 has influenced women’s pregnancy and postpartum care, including where women want to get care, newborn immunization rates and newborn care, and identify effective public service delivery strategies during the pandemic.</p>
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Country Kenya
Program Area Health & Nutrition

Quasi-experimental Analysis

The Impact of Emergency Cash Assistance During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Colombia

<p>Cash assistance in emergency settings has been shown to assist recipients in mitigating resulting economic fallout, for example through increased food security. The VAT Compensation, a new unconditional cash transfer in Colombia, assists 1 million low-income households in navigating the economic crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.&nbsp;</p>
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Country Colombia

Randomized Evaluation