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Working Paper NOVAFRICA “Motivating Volunteer Health Workers in an African Capital City”

Um novo working paper foi adicionado à série NOVAFRICA Working Paper Series. Escrito por Facchia Mattia, Teresa Molina Milan e Pedro Vicente, este paper este artigo acompanha todos os Agentes Comunitários de Saúde da capital da Guiné-Bissau e testa o impacto de diferentes tipos de incentivos não financeiros nos indicadores de saúde.

Título: Motivating Volunteer Health Workers in an African Capital City

Autores:
Facchia Mattia (Universidade Nova de Lisboa e NOVAFRICA)
Teresa Molina Milan (Universidade deAlicante, NOVAFRICA e IZA
Pedro Vicente (Nova School of Business and Economics, NOVAFRICA, and BREAD)

Resumo: 
Community Health Workers (CHWs) are central to health systems. Still, they are typically unpaid volunteers in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper follows all the CHWs in the capital city of Guinea-Bissau and tests the impact of different types of non-financial incentives on health indicators. We analyze two randomized interventions for CHWs: (i) an honorific award aimed at raising their social status; (ii) a video treatment aimed at increasing their perceived task significance. While employing administrative and survey data, we find that the social status intervention, differently from the task significance one, causes clear improvements in household health, particularly for young children.

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