Research AssociateYale University, Stockholm University and FAIR/Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
Bet Caeyers is Senior Research Associate at Yale Economic Growth Center, Adjunct Associate Professor at FAIR/Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), researcher at IIES/Stockholm University and Research Associate at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). Her research is centered on policy and programmatic approaches to scaling social protection and human development services, with a particular focus on Early Childhood Development (ECD) and sanitation. Her work spans the interface between measurement, the design and evaluation of low-cost, high-impact, context-appropriate services, and their scalability for national delivery and impact. Bet currently manages Kizazi Kijacho (‘The Next Generation’), a large-scale inter-sectoral longitudinal and experimental ECD research programme in Tanzania (https://www.iies.su.se/research/kizazi-kijacho), hosted at IIES/Stockholm University. In recent years she has managed similar ECD programmes in Ghana and in India. In the past Bet has worked several years as Senior Research Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), as Global Impact Evaluation Advisor at OXFAM GB and as Research Project Manager at EDI Global in Tanzania. Bet received her Ph.D in Economics from Oxford University (UK) and is currently based in Zimbabwe.
PhD Economics, University of Oxford, 2013
MSc Economics for Development, University of Oxford, 2007
BA + MA (Greatest Distinction) Applied Economics, University of Antwerp, 2005
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to fix the sanitation crisis. But our research suggests that a smart balance of microcredit, subsidies and behaviour change activities is likely to get us a good step closer.
The low take-up of cost-effective and highly subsidised preventive health technologies in low-income countries remains a puzzle. In this paper we analyse whether, and how, micro-finance supports a large public health subsidy program in the developing world - the Swachh Bharat Mission - in achieving its aim of increasing uptake of individual household latrines.
Credit constraints are considered to be an important barrier hindering adoption of preventive health investments among low-income households in developing countries. We find labelling loans is a viable strategy to improve uptake of lumpy preventive health investments.
This report presents a detailed overview of the baseline data collection activities as part of the project "Improving early childhood development in rural Ghana through scalable low-cost community-run play schemes''. The project is collaboration between The Institute for Fiscal Studies (UK), Lively Minds (UK, Ghana) and Innovations for Poverty Action (Ghana), and is funded by the Jacobs Foundation and Global Innovation Fund (GIF).
High quality early childhood care and education (ECCE) are critical to children’s development and their success in adult life. Ghana has shown substantial commitment to improving ECCE, with one of the highest pre-school enrolment rates in Sub Saharan Africa. However despite this, significant barriers to improvements in ECCE remain, especially in rural areas.
26 September 2016 at 18:30<p>UCL, Gower Street, London.</p>
As part of the "What Works Global Summit" series, this presentation will use EDePo’s sanitation work as an example of how a research agenda developed (and in fact is developing) and will focus on specific questions around impact and policy evaluation.
This policy paper was presented at the EDePo 'Improving productivity in developing countries: identifying bottlenecks and obstacles to productive investments and technology adoption' conference held at Goodenough College on the 8th and 9th July 2015.
Researchers at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) are working on a number of sanitation evaluation studies, two of them in India (in the states of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu) and one in Nigeria (in Enugu and Ekiti). In this short review the authors discuss the types of sanitation interventions that will be evaluated in the context of these studies.
This working paper was published in February 2014 by the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford. In the paper, Manski's (1993) standard linear-in-means model is used to estimate endogenous peer effects on the awareness of vulnerable groups on Tanzania Social Action Fund II (TASAFII), i.e. Tanzania's flagship community-driven development programme.