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2017

Measuring Socioeconomic Inequalities in child stunting using predicted absolute Incomes rather than wealth
Günther Fink, Cesar Victora, Kenneth Harttgen, Sebastian Vollmer, Luís P. Vidalette and Aluisio J.D. Barros
American Journal of Public Health, 107 (4): 550-555, New York: American Public Health Association, 2017.
Six proposals to strengthen the finances of multilateral development banks
Christopher Humphrey
Overseas Development Institute Working Paper, 509, London: ODI, 2017.
The effect of giving respondents time to think in a choice experiment: a conditional cash transfer programme in South Africa
Elizabeth Tilley, Ivana Logar and Isabel Günther
Environment and Development Economics, 22 (2): 202-227, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
He Who Pays the Piper Calls the Tune: Credit Rating Agencies and Multilateral Development Banks
Christopher Humphrey
The Review of International Organizations, 12 (2): 281-306, New York, NY: Springer, 2017.
The Economic Impact of Solar Lighting: Results from a randomised field experiment in rural Kenya
Adina Rom, Isabel Günther and Kat Harrison
Zürich: NADEL Center for Development and Cooperation, ETH Zürich, 2017.
The Changing Structure of Africa's Economies
Xinshen Diao, Kenneth Harttgen and Margaret McMillan
NBER Working Paper Series, 23021, Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 2017.
50 x 50: For Stephan Klasen's 50th birthday. 50 economists answer 50 questions: 50 economists answer 50 questions
Isabel Günther, Kenneth Harttgen, Melanie Grosse and Sebastian Vollmer
Zürich: NADEL Center for Development and Cooperation, ETH Zürich, 2017.

2016

The HIV Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa is Aging: Evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa
Sebastian Vollmer, Kenneth Harttgen, Tobias Alfven, Jude Padayachy, Peter Ghys and Till Bärnighausen
AIDS and Behavior, New York, NY: Springer, 2016.
Prevalence of and factors associated with frailty and disability in older adults from China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russia and South Africa
R.B. Biritwum, N. Minicuci, Yawson A.E., O. Theou, G.P. Mensah, N. Naidoo, F. Wu, Y. Guo, Y. Zheng, Jiang Y., T. Maximova, S. Kalula, S. Arokiasamy, A. Salinas-Rodriguez, B. Manrique-Espinoza, J.J. Snodgrass, K.N. Sterner, G. Eick, M.A. Liebert, J. Schrock, E. Afshar, E. Thiele, S. Vollmer, K. Harttgen, H. Strulik, J.E. Byles, K. Rockwood, A. Mitnitski, S. Chatterji and P. Kowal
Maturitas, 91: 8-18, Shannon: Elsevier, 2016.
How to increase toilet coverage among the urban poor? The effects of information, subsidies and financing on private investment in improved sanitation in Kampala, Uganda: the effects of information, subsidies and financing on private investment in improved sanitation in Kampala, Uganda
Isabel Günther, Alexandra Horst, Yael Borofsky and Charles B. Niwagaba
Research for Policy, 3, Zürich: ETH Zürich, Urban Affordable Clean Toilets Project (U-ACT), 2016.
Analyzing nutritional impacts of price and income related shocks in Malawi: Simulating household entitlements to food
Kenneth Harttgen, Stephan Klasen and Ramona Rischke
Food Policy, 60: 31-43, Oxford: Elsevier, 2016.
The inequality-resource curse of conflict: Heterogeneous effects of mineral deposit discoveries
Joeri Smits, Yibekal Tessema, Takuto Sakamoto and Richard Schodde
WIDER Working Papers, 2016 (46), Helsinki: UNU-WIDER, 2016.
Desired Fertility and Number of Children Born Across Time and Space
Isabel Günther and Kenneth Harttgen
Demography, 53 (1): 55-83, Springer: New York, NY, 2016.
Wer verschafft den Armen Zugang zur Berufsbildung? Modelle der Finanzierung
Rudolf Batliner
In Almanach Entwicklungspolitik 2016: Mit Berufsbildung gegen Armut, 2016, Luzern: Caritas-Verlag, 2016.
Coping with Floods and Global Warming: The case of Rolwaling valley
Ruedi Baumgartner
In Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: Policies and Practices in Nepal, edited by Bhattachan, Krishna B., Pasang Sherpa and Pasang D. Sherpa, 123-148, Kathmandu: NEFIN; CIPRED, 2016.
Urban Mortality Transitions: The Role of Slums
Günther Fink, Isabel Günther and Kenneth Hill
In New Approaches to Death in Cities during the Health Transition, edited by Fariñas, Diego Ramiro, and Michel Oris, 12: 197-216, Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016.
Wirksame Entwicklungshilfe baut auf Fakten
Isabel Günther
Die Volkswirtschaft, 89 (3): 26-29, Bern: Eidgenössisches Departement für Wirtschaft, Bildung und Forschung, 2016.
The Impact of Conditional Cash Transfer on Toilet Use in eThekwini, South Africa
Elizabeth Tilley and Isabel Günther
Sustainability, 8 (10): 1070, Basel: MDPI, 2016.
The association of parental education with childhood undernutrition in low- and middle-income countries: Comparing the role of paternal and maternal education
Sebastian Vollmer, Christian Bommer, Aditi Krishna, Kenneth Harttgen and S.V. Subramanian
International Journal of Epidemiology, London: Oxford University, 2016.

2015

How to Assess the Effectiveness of Development Aid Projects: Evaluation Ratings versus Project Indicators
Laura Metzger and Isabel Günther
Journal of International Development, 27 (8): 1496-1520, Chichester: J. Wiley, 2015.
Making an impact? The relevance of information on aid effectiveness for charitable giving. A laboratory experiment
Laura Metzger and Isabel Günther
CRC-PEG Discussion Papers, 182, Göttingen: Georg-August- Universität Göttingen, 2015.
Is there room for geoengineering in the optimal climate policy mix?
Olivier Bahn, Marc Chesney, Jonathan Gheyssens, Reto Knutti and Anca C. Pana
Environmental Science and Policy, 48: 67-76, Kidlington: Elsevier Science, 2015.
HIV surveys in older adults : better data, better health
Sebastian Vollmer, Tobias Alfven, Jude Padayachy, Kenneth Harttgen, Peter D. Ghys and Till Bärnighausen
The Lancet HIV, 2 (2): e40-e41, London: The Lancet Publishing Group, 2015.
Association between economic growth and early childhood nutrition – Authors' reply
Sebastian Vollmer, Kenneth Harttgen, Malavika A. Subramanyam, Jocelyn Finlay, Stephan Klasen and S.V. Subramanian
The Lancet. Global health, 3 (2): E81-E81, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2015.
Genetic resources and genomics for adaptation of livestock to climate change
Paul J. Boettcher, Irene Hoffmann, Roswitha Baumung, Adam G. Drucker, Concepta McManus, Peer Berg, Alessandra Stella, Linn B. Nilsen, Dominic Moran, Michel Naves and Mary C. Thompson
Frontiers in genetics, 5: 461, Lausanne: Frontiers Research Foundation, 2015.
Farewell to Yak and Yeti?: The Rolwaling Sherpas facing a globalized world
Ruedi Baumgartner
Kathmandu: Vajra Books, 2015.
Attracting Attentive Academics: Paper, Person or Place?
Isabel Günther, Melanie Grosse and Stephan Klasen
Discussion Papers, 250, Göttingen: Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research (CEGE), 2015.
Multilevel Modelling of Child Mortality in Africa
Kenneth Harttgen, Stefan Lang and Judith Santer
University of Innsbruck - Working Papers in Economics and Statistics, 2015 (3), Innsbruck: University of Innsbruck, 2015.
The Relevance of Aid Effectiveness for Private and Public Donors: An Empirical Analysis
Laura Metzger
Doctoral Thesis, Zürich, ETH-Zürich, 2015.
Acceptance, impact and feasibility of incentives for increasing toilet use: A case study in Ethekwini, South Africa
Elizabeth Tilley
Doctoral Thesis, Zürich, ETH-Zürich, 2015.

2014

Financial Struggling in Uganda: Who struggles more and why?
Isabel Günther, Joeri Smits, Eva Terberger and Thomas Gietzen
KfW Development Bank, 2, Zürich: ETH Zürich, 2014.
Why do households invest in sanitation in rural Benin: Health, wealth, or prestige?
Elena Gross and Isabel Günther
Water resources research, 50 (10): 8314-8329, Malden: Wiley, 2014.
Escuela y formación profesional en Liechtenstein
Rudolf Batliner
Tarea: revista de educacion y cultura, 86: 25-30, Lima: Tarea Asociación de Publicaciones Educativas, 2014.
Looking beyond technology: An integrated approach to water, sanitation and hygiene in low income countries
Elizabeth Tilley, Linda Strande, Christoph Luethi, Hans-Joachim Mosler, Kai M. Udert, Heiko Gebauer and Janet G. Hering
Environmental science & technology, 48 (17): 9965-9970, Washington, DC: American Chemical Society, 2014.
Slum Residence and Child Health in Developing Countries
Günther Fink, Isabel Günther and Kenneth Hill
Demography, 51 (4): 1175-1197, New York, NY: Springer, 2014.
National Identity and Religious Diversity
Kenneth Harttgen and Matthias Opfinger
Kyklos, 67 (3): 346-367, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.
Access to better Toilets: How to improve the sanitation situation in slum settlements
Isabel Günther and Alexandra Horst
Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit, 55 (5): 193-193, Bonn: DSE, 2014.
What is driving the 'African Growth Miracle'?
Margaret S. McMillan and Kenneth Harttgen
NBER Working Paper Series, 20077, Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 2014.
Poverty, vulnerability, and reference-dependent utility
I. Günther and J.K. Maier
The review of income and wealth, 60 (1): 155-181, New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.
A Reversal in the Relationship of Human Development With Fertility?
K. Harttgen and S. Vollmer
Demography, 51 (1): 173-184, New York: Springer, 2014.
Adapting the dual system of vocational education and training
Rudolf Batliner
In The challenges of policy transfer in vocational skills development : National qualifications frameworks and the dual model of vocational training in international cooperation, edited by Maurer, Markus, and Philipp Gonon, 12: 285-302, Bern: Lang, 2014.
Increasing private sanitation investments: The Urban Affordable Clean Toilets (U-ACT) project
Alexandra Horst, Isabel Günther and Elizabeth Tilley
WEDC Conference, 37: 1862, Loughborough: Water, Engineering and Development Centre, 2014.
Descending the sanitation ladder in urban Uganda: Evidence from Kampala slums
Japheth Kwiringira, Peter Atekyereza, Charles Niwagaba and Isabel Günther
BMC public health, 2014 (14): 624, London: BioMed Central, 2014.
Mobile phones for collecting WASH data in Low-income countries
Elizabeth Tilley and Isabel Günther
Proceedings of the 37th WEDC International Conference, 1871, Loughborough: Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) Loughborough University, UK, 2014.
Association between economic growth and early childhood undernutrition: Evidence from 121 Demographic and Health Surveys from 36 low-income and middle-income countries
Sebastian Vollmer, Kenneth Harttgen, Malavika A. Subramanyam, Jocelyn Finlay, Stephan Klasen and S. V. Subramanian
The Lancet. Global health, 2 (4): E225-E234, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2014.

2013

Analyzing Effectiveness of Development Aid Projects: Evaluation Ratings or Project Indicators?
Laura Metzger and Isabel Günther
Courant Research Centre 'Poverty, Equity and Growth' - Discussion Papers, 154, University of Göttingen, 2013.
Fertility choice, mortality expectations, and interdependent preferences: An empirical analysis
David Canning, Isabel Günther, Sebastian Linnemayr and David Bloom
European economic review, 63: 273-289, Amsterdam: Elsevier Science, 2013.
Desired Fertility and Children Born across Time and Space
Isabel Günther and Kenneth Harttgen
Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth - Discussion Papers, 144, University of Göttingen, 2013.
Pumps, Germs and Storage: The impact of improved water containers on water quality and health
Isabel Günther and Youdi Schipper
Health Economics, 22 (7): 757-774, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
Conditional cooperation among the poor: A new profile?
Jonathan Gheyssens and Isabel Günther
Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth - Discussion Papers, 135, University of Göttingen, 2013.
Women: Walking and Waiting for Water The Time Value of Public Water Supply
Elena Gross, Isabel Günther and Youdi Schipper
Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth - Discussion Papers, 134, University of Göttingen, 2013.
Saving a Life Year and Reaching MDG 4 with Investments in Water and Sanitation: A Cost-Effective Policy?
Isabel Günther and Günther Fink
The European journal of development research, 25: 129-153, London: Routledge, 2013.
Urban Mortality Transitions: The Role of Slums
Günther Fink, Isabel Günther and Kenneth Hill
PGDA Working Paper, 99, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, 2013.
Environmental Finance and Investments
Marc Chesney, Jonathan Gheyssens and Luca Taschini
Springer texts in business and economics, Springer Berlin Heidelberg: Berlin, 2013.
Essays on Public Good Decisions: The Role of Context at the Micro and Macro levels
Jonathan Gheyssens
Doctoral Thesis, Zürich, ETH-Zürich, 2013.

2012

When is shared sanitation improved sanitation?: The correlation between number of users and toilet hygiene
Isabel Günther, Alexandra Horst, H. Mosler, Charles Niwagaba and Innocent Tumwebaze
Research for Policy, 2012 (2), ETH Zurich, Urban Affordable Clean Toilets Project (U-ACT), 2012.
Deadly cities? Spatial inequalities in mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa
Isabel Günther and Kenneth Harttgen
Population and development review, 38 (3): 469-486, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
The effect of proactive adaptation on green investment
Olliver Bahn, Marc Chesney and Jonathan Gheyssens
Environmental science & policy, 18: 9-24, Elsevier, 2012.
Informal employment in developing countries Opportunity or last resort?
Isabel Günther and Andrey Launov
Journal of development economics, 97 (1): 88-98, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2012.
Risk experiments in gains and losses: A case study for Benin
Isabel Günther and Jonathan Gheyssens
UNU-WIDER Working Paper, 2012,38, Helsinki: WIDER, 2012.

2011

The risk of vanishing effects: Impact evaluation of drinking water supply and sanitation programmes in rural Benin
Isabel Günther and Youdi Schipper
IOB evaluation (357), The Hague: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Policy and Operations Evaluation Department (IOB), 2011.
The effect of water and sanitation on child health: Evidence from the demographic and health surveys 1986–2007
Günther Fink, Isabel Günther and Kenneth Hill
International journal of epidemiology, 40 (5): 1196-1204, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Where do Kampala’s poor “go”?: Urban sanitation conditions in Kampala's low-income area
Isabel Günther, Alexandra Horst, Christoph Lüthi, Hans-Joachim Mosler, Charles Niwagaba and Innocent Tumwebaze
Research Evidence for Policy, Zürich: ETH Zürich, 2011.
Water and Sanitation to Reduce Child Mortality: The Impact and Cost of Water and Sanitation Infrastructure
Isabel Günther and Günther Fink
World Bank policy research working papers, 5618, Washington, D.C.: The World Bank, 2011.
Hacia estrategias de vida sostenibles: Culturas, recursos y cambios en India y Bolivia
Ruedi Baumgartner, Ruedi Högger and Stephan Rist
La Paz: AGRUCO, 2011.

2010

Deadly Cities?: A Note on Spatial Inequalities in Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa
Isabel Günther and Kenneth Harttgen
Courant Research Center Discussion Paper, 52, Göttingen: Universität Göttingen, 2010.
The Effect of Adaptation Measures on the Adoption of Clean Technologies
Olivier Bahn, Marc Chesney and Jonathan Gheyssens
Les Cahiers du GERAD, 19, Montréal: Groupe d'Etudes et de Recherche en Analyse des Décisions, 2010.
Is Corporate Aid Targeted to Poor and Deserving Countries?: A Case Study of Nestlé’s Aid Allocation
Laura Metzger, Peter Nunnenkamp and Toman Omar Mahmoud
World development, 38 (3): 228-243, Oxford: Pergamon; Elsevier, 2010.
Johannes Gräb: Econometric Analysis in Poverty Research
Isabel Günther
Journal of economics and statistics, 230 (6): 832-833, Stuttgart: Lucius & Lucius, 2010.
Water, Sanitation and Children's Health: Evidence from 172 DHS Surveys
Isabel Günther and Günther Fink
World Bank policy research working papers, 5275, Washington, D.C.: The World Bank, 2010.

2009

Estimating Households' Vulnerability to Idiosyncratic and Covariate Shocks: A Novel Method Applied in Madagascar
Isabel Günther and Kenneth Harttgen
World development, 37 (7): 1222-1234, Oxford: Pergamon, 2009.
Was bringt eine Wasserpumpe in Benin? Quantitative Methoden für Wirkungsstudien in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
Isabel Günther
Entwicklung evaluieren - Evaluierung entwickeln: 10. Bericht über die Evaluierung der Projekte und Programme in Entwicklungsländern 2006-2008, 34-37, Frankfurt am Main: KfW Bankengruppe, 2009.
 
 
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