Session 55
Data and Measurement Challenges in the Developing World - Field Validation Innovations

Thursday, April 30
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Aqua 314
Level 3

Chair: Francis Nii-Amoo Dodoo, Pennsylvania State University and University of Ghana
Discussant: Donatien Beguy, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)

1. Fertility in Sub Saharan Africa: What Can We Learn from INDEPTH Sites?Clémentine Rossier, University of Geneva; Valérie Delaunay, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD); Pauline Adamopoulos, University of Geneva; Martin Bangha, INDEPTH Network.

2. Challenges and Innovations in Using Community-Based Workers to Improve Vital Events Registration in Sub-Saharan Africa: Validation against Full Pregnancy Histories in Four CountriesRomesh Silva, Johns Hopkins University; Agbessi Amouzou, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); Melinda Munos, Johns Hopkins University; Gareth Jones, Johns Hopkins University; Aklilu Kidanu, Miz-Hasab Research Center; Daniel Arhinful, Noguchi Memorial Medical Institute for Research; Hamadou Sangho, CREDOS, Mali; Olga Helena Joos, Johns Hopkins University; Alain K. Koffi, Johns Hopkins University; Jennifer Bryce, Johns Hopkins University.

3. Can Gifting Improve Survey Data Quality in Developing Countries? Results from a Field Experiment in IndiaGuy Stecklov, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Alexander Weinreb, University of Texas at Austin; Calogero Carletto, World Bank Group.

4. The Invasion of Privacy: Third-Party Effects in Developing-Country Survey ResearchJenny Trinitapoli, Pennsylvania State University; Alexander Weinreb, University of Texas at Austin.

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