Thursday, March 29 / 8:30 AM - 10:15 AM   •   Wilder

Session 6:
Evaluating Social Development Programs in Low-Income Countries: New Initiatives

Chair: Harsha Thirumurthy, Center for Global Development and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Discussant: Alan de Brauw, Williams College

  1. The Impact of School Meals on School Participation: Evidence from Rural IndiaFarzana Afridi, Syracuse University

  2. Matching the Gold Standard: Evidence from a Social Experiment in NicaraguaJohn A. Maluccio, Middlebury College ; Sudhanshu Handa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  3. Family Planning and Fertility: Estimating Program Effects Using Cross-Sectional DataClaus C. Pörtner, University of Washington ; Kathleen Beegle, World Bank Group ; Luc Christiaensen, World Bank Group

  4. The Impact of Conditional Cash Transfers on Household Composition, Fertility, and Migration in Central AmericaPaul C. Winters, American University ; Guy Stecklov, Hebrew University of Jerusalem ; Jessica Todd, American University

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