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Francisco Oteiza

Francisco Oteiza

Project Research Officer

Francisco is a Project Research Officer in the development sector of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo). He holds a PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London. His work at EDePo concentrates on measuring the effectiveness of two large-scale sanitation programs in Nigeria, and understanding the limitations that constraint their impact. He has worked on environmental and other development economic issues. At present, his other research interests include understanding the impact extreme temperatures on subsistence agriculture around the globe.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper WP18/28
We study the effectiveness of a community-level information and mobilization intervention to reduce open defecation (OD) and increase sanitation investments in Nigeria. The results of a cluster-randomized control trial in 246 communities, conducted between 2014 and 2018, suggest that average ...
IFS Working Paper W18/06
This paper examines how farmers adapt, in the short-run, to extreme heat. Using a production function approach and micro-data from Peruvian households, we find that high temperatures induce farmers to increase the use of inputs, such as land and domestic labor.

Reports and comment

In this report, we focus on understanding the context for the Sanitation Marketing (SanMark) intervention and potential initial impacts, after its gradual development and roll-out to selected treatment areas in the Nigerian states of Ekiti and Enugu.
Briefing note
Many low-income countries face the hefty challenge of increasing sanitation coverage, in both rural and urban areas, which demand di fferent solutions. In response, governments, with support from international agencies, bilateral donors and non-government organisations, are deploying a range of ...


Beyond development aid: Sanitation financing & revenue models in reuse (human) waste
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.