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Evaluation Summary and Metrics: "The Governance Of Non-Profits And Their Social Impact: Evidence From A Randomized Program In Healthcare In DRC”
Paper: "The Governance Of Non-Profits And Their Social Impact: Evidence From A Randomized Program In Healthcare In DRC”(Fangwa, Flammer, Huysentruyt, & Quelin, 2022)
Authors: Anicet Fangwa, Caroline Flammer, Marieke Huysentruyt & Bertrand Quelin
We organized one evaluation of this paper. To read the evaluation, please click the link at the bottom.
We chose to evaluate this NBER paper because it addresses a question of critical importance to global priorities, which is: how can non-profit organisations improve their governance to increase their social impact? Effective governance underpins the successful implementation of policies and interventions across a range of areas, including health, development, education and environment, and as the paper finds, increases the beneficial social impacts of these interventions. By using a rigorous, counterfactual design, the study authors contribute to this important question in the context of health centers in the DRC.
We organized one evaluation of the paper. This latest version (as of February 2023) of the research paper can be found HERE. However, the evaluation was based on the earlier NBER working paper version (dated: August 2022), available HERE.
During the process of seeking a second evaluator, we noted that one of the co-authors’ webpages (HERE, accessed May 2023) listed/linked the later version of the paper as “forthcoming” in Management Science. Although we are open to doing ‘post-publication evaluation, in this case, we chose to not pursue further evaluations.
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