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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Reshaping Institutions: Evidence on Aid Impacts Using a Pre-Analysis Plan

Katherine Casey, Rachel Glennerster, Edward Miguel

NBER Working Paper No. 17012
Issued in May 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

We wish to thank the GoBifo Project staff--Minkahil Bangura, Kury Cobham, John Lebbie, Dan Owen and Sullay Sesay--and the Institutional Reform and Capacity Building Project (IRCBP) staff--Liz Foster, Emmanuel Gaima, Alhassan Kanu, S.A.T. Rogers and Yongmei Zhou--without whose cooperation this research would not have been possible. We are grateful for excellent research assistance from John Bellows, Mame Fatou Diagne, Mark Fiorello, Maryam Janani, Philip Kargbo, Angela Kilby, Gianmarco León, Tom Polley, Tristan Reed, Arman Rezaee, Alex Rothenberg and David Zimmer. Jim Fearon, Brian Knight, Ed Leamer, Kaivan Munshi, Biju Rao, Gerard Roland, Ann Swidler, Eric Werker and seminar audiences at Brown, CGD, the Econometric Society (North American Summer Meetings), IGC, MIT, NEUDC, Stanford, U.C. Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD and WGAPE have provided helpful comments. We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the GoBifo Project, the IRCBP, the World Bank Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) initiative, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the International Growth Centre, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, and the National Bureau of Economic Research African Successes Project (funded by the Gates Foundation). All errors remain our own. *Corresponding author: Edward Miguel (emiguel@econ.berkeley.edu) The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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