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Are Public Works Working in Malawi?


We partnered with the Government of Malawi to study the impact of their large public works program, including the introduction of budget-neutral design features. Our results did not find that the public works program was effective in achieving its...

Direct and Indirect Effects of Malawi's Public Works Programme on Food Security


Labor-intensive public works programs are important social protection tools in low-income settings, intended to supplement the income of poor households and improve public infrastructure. In this evaluation of the Malawi Social Action Fund, an at-...

Public Works in Programs and Farm Household Behaviour: the Malawi Social Action Fund


Project Researchers Click here for more information of the researchers of this project. Introduction Public Works Programs (PWPs) are important tools for social protection. There are 167 PWPs in 29 sub-Saharan Africa. There are short term...

Public Works Programs and Farm Household Behaviour: the Malawi Social Action Fund


Principal Investigator Kathleen Beegle   Kathleen Beegle is a Lead Economist with the World Bank based in Accra Ghana. Please click here for more information.   Co-Principal-Investigator Emanuela Galasso        Emanue...