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Innocenti experts produce high quality research that is frequently published in international peer reviewed journals. The themes of publications featured here reflect the entire spectrum of issues shaping global policies and outcomes for children.

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Beyond internal validity: Towards a broader understanding of credibility in development policy research

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We provide evidence from the Transfer Project to show that methodological design is only one factor in determining credibility in the eyes of policymakers. Policymakers understand concerns around internal validity, but also value collaborative research engagement, which builds trust, allows co-creation of research questions, informs operations throughout the evaluation period and leverages national research expertise. Further, the mere act of engaging in a large-scale, transparent impact evaluation, across quasi- and experimental designs can change the culture of decision-making within an agency, leading to better policy choices in the long run. We advocate for a more inclusive approach to policy research that begins with identifying the most relevant research question and fitting the methods to the question rather than vice-versa. We challenge the field to engage more closely with policymakers to identify their evidence needs in order to prioritize the end objective of improving the lives of the poor—regardless of methodological design choices.

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More evidence on the relationship between cash transfers and child height

Averi Chakrabarti, Sudhanshu Handa, Luisa Natali, David Seidenfeld, Gelson Tembo
Journal of Development Effectiveness, March 2020

Assets for Alimentation? The Nutritional Impact of Assets-based Programming in Niger

Tilman Brück, Oscar Mauricio Diaz Botìa, Neil T. N. Ferguson
Journal of Development Studies, Supplement 1, December 2019, vol. 55, pp. 55-74.

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Comparing the Productive Effects of Cash and Food Transfers in a Crisis Setting: Evidence from a Randomised Experiment in Yemen

Benjamin Schwab
Journal of Development Studies, Supplement 1, December 2019, vol. 55, pp. 29-54.

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Economic Transfers and Social Cohesion in a Refugee-Hosting Setting

Elsa Valli, Amber Peterman, Melissa Hidrobo
Journal of Development Studies, Supplement 1, December 2019, vol. 55, pp. 128-146.

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Estimating the Welfare Costs of Reforming the Iraq Public Distribution System: A Mixed Demand Approach

Nandini Krishnan, Sergio Olivieri, Racha Ramadan
Journal of Development Studies, Supplement 1, December 2019, vol. 55, pp. 91-106.

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How to Target Households in Adaptive Social Protection Systems? Evidence from Humanitarian and Development Approaches in Niger

Pascale Schnitzer
Journal of development Studies, Supplement 1, December 2019, vol. 55, pp. 75-90.

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No Lost Generation: Supporting the School Participation of Displaced Syrian Children in Lebanon

Jacobus de Hoop, Mitchell Morey, David Seidenfeld
Journal of Development Studies, Supplement 1, December 2019, vol. 55, pp. 107-127.

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School Feeding or General Food Distribution? Quasi-Experimental Evidence on the Educational Impacts of Emergency Food Assistance during Conflict in Mali

Elisabetta Aurino, Jean-Pierre Tranchant, Amadou Sekou Diallo, Aulo Gelli
Journal of Development Studies, Supplement 1, December 2019, vol. 55, pp. 7-28.

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