Bansi Malde

Bansi Malde

Senior Research Economist


MSc Economics for Development (Distinction), University of Oxford, 2007
BSc Economics and Econometrics with Study in Continental Europe (France) (1st Class), University of Bristol, 2006

Bansi is a Senior Research Economist in the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo), having joined the institute as a research economist in 2007. Her general research interests include understanding the role of social networks in shaping economic outcomes, investigating how households share risk in developing countries, and health in developing countries. Her past work has focused on how fertility decisions affect household investments in education and on understanding how households adjust to the provision of nutrition related information in resource-poor communities.

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Spillovers of community based health interventions on consumption smoothing

| Working Paper

Community-based interventions, particularly group-based ones, are considered to be a cost-effective way of delivering interventions in low-income settings. However, design features of these programs could also influence dimensions of household and community behaviour beyond those targeted by the intervention. This paper studies spillover effects of a participatory community health intervention in rural Malawi, implemented through a cluster randomised control trial, on an outcome not directly targeted by the intervention: household consumption smoothing after crop losses.

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