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IDinsight’s peer-reviewed publications


“Rural schools as effective hubs for agricultural technology dissemination: experimental evidence from Tanzania and Uganda.” (2021) European Review of Agricultural. H. M. Kpaka, T. Wossen, D. Stein, K. Mtunda, L. Laizer, S.Feleke, V. Manyong (gated, ungated)

“What drives smallholder farmers’ willingness to pay for a new farm technology? Evidence from an experimental auction in Kenya”, (2019), Food Policy. 85: 64-71. H. Channa, A. Z. Chen, P. Pina, J. Ricker-Gilbert, D. Stein. (ungated)

Access and Adoption of Hybrid Seeds: Evidence from Uganda.” (2019) Journal of African Economies. N. Axmann,  T. Fischer, K. Keller, K. Leiby, D. Stein, P. Wang. (gatedungated)

Environment and energy

“Rethinking barriers to electrification: Does government collection failure stunt public service provision?.” (2018). Energy Policy. E. Rains, R. Abraham. (gated)

“Welfare impacts of an entry-level solar home system in Uganda”, (2017). Journal of Development Effectiveness. A. Chen, J. Fischer, A. Fraker, N. B. Shah, S. Shirrell, D. Stein. (gated, ungated)

Health and nutrition

“Correct diagnosis of childhood pneumonia in public facilities in Tanzania: a randomised comparison of diagnostic methods.” (2021) BMJ Open. Salisbury T, Redfern A, Fletcher EK, et al. (ungated)

“Measuring the impact of non‐monetary incentives on facility delivery in rural Zambia: a clustered randomized controlled trial.” (2016). Tropical Medicine & International Health. P. Wang, A. Connor, E. Guo, M. Nambao, P. Chanda‐Kapata, N. Lambo, C. Phiri. (gated)

“The impact of SMS-based interventions on VMMC uptake in Lusaka Province, Zambia: a randomized controlled trial.” (2016). Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. K. Leiby, A. Connor, L. Tsague, C. Sapele, A. Kaonga, J. Kakaire, P. Wang. (gated)

“Community point distribution of insecticide-treated bed nets and community health worker hang-up visits in rural Zambia: a decision-focused evaluation.” (2016). Malaria Journal. P. Wang, A. Connor, A. Joudeh, J. Steinberg, K. Ndhlovu, M. Siyolwe, B. Ntebeka, B. Chibuye, B. Hamainza. (gated)

“A cluster randomized trial on the impact of integrating early infant HIV diagnosis with the expanded programme on immunization on immunization and HIV testing rates in rural health facilities in Southern Zambia.” (2015). PLOS ONE. P. Wang, A. Mwango, S. Moberley, B. Brockman, A. Connor, P. Kalesha-Masumbu, S. Mutembo, M. Bweupe, P. Chanda-Kapata, G. Biemba, D. Hamer, B. Chibuye, E. McCarthy. (gated)

Livelihoods and basic income

“Cash, COVID-19 and aid cuts: a mixed-method impact evaluation among South Sudanese refugees registered in Kiryandongo settlement, Uganda.” (2022) BMJ Global Health. D. Stein, R. Bergemann, H. Lanthorn, E. Kimani, E. Nshakira-Rukundo, Y. Li. (ungated)

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)

“Can social motivators improve handwashing behavior among children? Evidence from a cluster randomized trial of a school hygiene intervention in the Philippines.” (2021) American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Q. Jetha, C. Bisserbe, J. McManus, D. Waldroop, E. Naliponguit, J. Villasenor, L. Maule, L. Lehmann. (ungated)

“Nudging handwashing among primary school students in the Philippines: Evidence from a cluster randomized trial.” (2021) American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. H.C. Huang, N. Le, M. Battle, J.M. Villasenor, L. Maule. (gated)

“Can child-focused sanitation and nutrition programming improve health practices and outcomes? Evidence from a randomized controlled trial in Kitui County, Kenya.” (2019) BMJ Global Health. G. Gimaiyo, J. McManus, M. Yarri, S. Singh, A. Trevett, G. Moloney, A. Robins, L. Lehmann. (ungated)

“Microcredit and willingness to pay for environmental quality: Evidence from a randomized-controlled trial of finance for sanitation in rural Cambodia.” (2017). Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. A. Ben Yishay, A. Fraker, R. Guiteras, G. Palloni, N. B. Shah, S. Shirrell, P. Wang. (gated)


“Are voter rolls suitable sampling frames for household surveys? Evidence from India.” (2022) Field Methods. R. Joshi, J. McManus, K. Nagpal, A. Fraker. (gated, ungated)

“Who do phone surveys miss, and how to reduce exclusion: Recommendations from phone surveys in nine Indian states.” (2021) BMJ Global Health. K. Nagpal, M.R. Mathur, A. Biswas, A. Fraker. (ungated)