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Experimental Evidence on the Long-Run Impact of Community-Based Monitoring

Martina Björkman Nyqvist, Damien de Walque () and Jakob Svensson

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2017, vol. 9, issue 1, 33-69

Abstract: We evaluate the longer run impact of a local accountability intervention in primary health care provision in Uganda. Short-run improvements in health care delivery and health outcomes remained in the longer run despite minimal follow-up. We find no impact on the quality of care or health outcomes of a lower cost intervention that focused on encouraging participation but did not provide information on staff performance. We provide suggestive evidence that informed beneficiaries are more likely to identify and challenge (mis)behavior by providers and, as a result, turn their focus to issues that they can manage locally.

JEL-codes: H75 I11 I18 O15 O18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
Note: DOI: 10.1257/app.20150027
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