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Wageningen University (2019)

Pre-analysis plan : promotion of improved cookstoves by the Red Cross in rural Ethiopia as part of the 3FM pneumonia project : how effective are subsidies and information provision ?

Korte, Joy de

Titre : Pre-analysis plan : promotion of improved cookstoves by the Red Cross in rural Ethiopia as part of the 3FM pneumonia project : how effective are subsidies and information provision ?

Auteur : Korte, Joy de

Université de soutenance : Wageningen University

Grade : MSc Thesis Development Economics 2019

Résumé
This document provides a pre-analysis plan for the evaluation of an improved cooking stove intervention. This intervention will be implemented by the Ethiopian and Netherlands Red Cross Societies as part of the 3FM pneumonia project. The goal of this project is to increase community resilience by reducing the mortality and morbidity rates of acute respiratory infections among underfives. We expect to conduct the impact evaluation in a total of 20 sub-districts of the South Gondar and Guji zones in Ethiopia. By means of a Randomized Controlled Trial, we aim atstudying the impact of subsidies and information provision on Mirt stove adoption and usage as well as economic and health outcomes. With the provision of information on Mirt stove benefits, we aim at influencing the intra-household bargaining processes linked to stove adoption. Because of a mismatch between stove (choice) preference and intra-household bargaining power, it is crucial to motivate men to support their wives in this adoption decision. Since women generally lack the authority to make the stove purchase decision. We will vary the information provision on Mirt stove benefits in order to assess if awareness on specific stove benefits leads to increased ICS adoption, through intra-household bargaining processes. Furthermore, we will offer stove subsidies with the aim to reduce the liquidity- and credit constraints of rural Ethiopian households. Different levels of subsidies will be introduced to learn more about the relationship between the level of stove subsidy and ICS adoption. With these two treatment factors, eight different treatment conditions can be created. These treatment conditions will be randomized on village level. Approximately 483 villages will be included in the randomization process. This document includes an overview of the baseline situation in the study areas, the design of the impact study and an analysis of experts’ predictions regarding the results of this study.

Mots Clés : Pre-Analysis Plan, Randomized Controlled Trial, Improved Cooking Stoves, subsidy, intrahousehold bargaining process, stove adoption, Mirt stove, Ethiopia, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

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