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Alternative Cash Transfer Delivery Mechanisms: Impacts on Routine Preventative Health Clinic Visits in Burkina Faso

Richard Akresh, Damien de Walque, Harounan Kazianga

NBER Working Paper No. 17785
Issued in January 2012

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These data were collected for a project evaluating social protection strategies in Burkina Faso, which greatly benefited from the support of Marie-Claire Damiba, Seydou Kabré and Victorine Yameogo from the Secrétariat Permanent du Comité National de Lutte contre le SIDA et les Infections Sexuellement Transmissibles (SP-CNLS-IST) in Burkina Faso and Hans Binswanger, Nono Ayivi-Guedehoussou, Ousmane Haidara, Timothy Johnston, Mead Over and Tshiya Subayi-Cuppen at the World Bank. Data collection was supervised by Robert Ouedraogo, Jean-Pierre Sawadogo, Bambio Yiriyibin and Pam Zahonogo from the University of Ouagadougou, Department of Economics. The project is funded by the NBER Africa Project and the following World Bank trust fund grants: Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF), Bank-Netherlands Partnership Program (BNPP), Gender Action Plan (GAP), Knowledge for Change Program (KCP), WB-DFID Evaluation of the Community Response to HIV and AIDS, and Luxembourg Poverty Reduction Partnership (LPRP). The authors would also like to thank Pascaline Dupas and Adam Wagstaff as well as participants at the NBER Africa workshop in Zanzibar for helpful comments on an earlier draft. Finally, the authors thank Emilie Bagby, German Caruso, Igor Cunha, Christine Jachetta, Moussa Kone, Marleen Marra, and Nga Thi Viet Nguyen for their research assistance. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this paper are entirely those of the authors. They do not necessarily represent the views of the World Bank, its Executive Directors, or the countries they represent. 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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