The Global Development Network Working Paper Series disseminates GDN-funded research by combining the best research produced by GDN researchers and contributions from leading scholars.

The Potential of Provider-Initiated Voluntary HIV Counseling and Testing at Health Care Settings in Thailand
Author : Yot Teerawattananon, Yuwadee Leelukhanaveera, Piya Hanvoravongchai, Montarat Thavorncharoensap, Lily Ingsrisawang, Sripen Tantivess, Usa Chaikledkaew, Narin Hiransuthikul and Chewanan Leartpiriyasuwat
Date : October 2009
Description : The study assesses the effectiveness of provider-initiated voluntary HIV counseling and testing at health care settings in Thailand.
An Evaluation of a Safe Motherhood Hospital Program
Author : Worawan Chandoevwit and Kriengsak Vacharanukulkieti
Date : October 2009
Description : This research evaluates whether the Safe Motherhood Hospital program has had an impact on maternal mortality and the cost of child delivery in Thailand.
Impact Evaluation of the Ethiopian Health Services Extension Program
Author : Assefa Admassie, Degnet Abeb and Andinet D. Woldemichael
Date : October 2009
Description : This study applies propensity score matching and regression adjustment techniques to evaluate the short- and intermediate-term impacts of the program on child and maternal health indicators in the program villages in Ethiopia.
Impacts of a Government Social Franchise Model on Perceptions of Service Quality and Client Satisfaction at Commune Health Stations in Vietnam
Author : Anh Ngo, Ha Phan, Van Pham, Thang Trinh and Khoa Truong
Date : October 2009
Description : This study evaluates behavioral outcomes associated with a new approach – the Government Social Franchise model developed to improve reproductive health and family planning service quality and capacity in Vietnam's commune health stations.
Effects of Capitation Grant on Education Outcomes in Ghana
Author : Robert Darko Osei, Gertrude Adobea Owusu, Freda E. Asem and Robert Lawrence Afutu-Kotey
Date : September 2009
Description : This study provides an assessment of how capitation grant is impacting key education outcomes in Ghana.
The Role of Urban Agriculture in Addressing Household Poverty and Food Security: The Case of Zambia
Author : Godfrey Hampwaye, Etienne Nel and Lutangu Ingombe
Date : September 2009
Description : The major aim of this study is to show the significance of urban agriculture among households who practice this activity in Zambia.
Impacts of Price Changes on Poverty: The Nigerian Experience
Author : S.O. Akande, Ade S. Olomola, T.O. Oni and Babatunde W. Adeoye
Date : September 2009
Description : In this study, attempts have been made to address the importance of focusing on pro-poor growth and policies through reduction in prices of commodities in Nigeria.
Land Reform and Poverty in Kenya
Author : Joseph Kieyah and Robert K. Nyaga
Date : September 2009
Description : This study examines the possible link between land reform and poverty in Kenya.
Education Expenditure and Outcome in Senegal
Author : Aloysius Ajab Amin and Tharcisse Ntilivamunda
Date : September 2009
Description : The study examines the relationship between educational expenditure and primary school gross enrolment in Senegal, and ascertains what factors affect the outcome.
The Role of Urban Agriculture in Addressing Household Poverty and Food Security: The Case of South Africa
Author : Jan Cloete, Molefi Lenka, Lochner Marais and Anita Venter
Date : September 2009
Description : The role of urban agriculture in addressing household poverty and food security is in this paper with South Africa as a case study.
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