Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Liberia 

Randomized Controlled Trial funded by Welthungerhilfe and KfW Development Bank


In this project we evaluate the impact of three program interventions on people’s living conditions in three provinces in south-east Liberia: i) the agricultural program includes input distribution, seeds, and planting methods and aims to increase household incomes and food security, ii) the water, sanitation and hygiene program includes the installation of hand pumps, latrines, and hygiene education and aims to increase health outcomes, and iii) the women’s empowerment intervention includes women’s rights awareness campaigns and the establishment of support networks with the aim to strengthen women’s rights and decrease violence against women.

Pre-Analysis Plans

Assessing the mechanisms of gender empowerment using a cluster-randomized, placebo-controlled trial

Democratization by Accident: Does Development Aid Change Local Hierarchies?

General information

Study area
South-east Liberia (Grand Geddeh, River Ghee, and Maryland)

Anselm Hager (PI), Carlo Koos (PI)

RCT in 121 villages, 8,000 respondents at baseline 

Income, food security, food diversity, water-born diseases, violence against women and gender attitudes

Welthungerhilfe Liberia, Medica Liberia, Oxfam

Time frame

KfW Development Bank