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Payment Mechanisms and Antipoverty Programs: Evidence from a Mobile Money Cash Transfer Experiment in Niger

Tufts University and International Food Policy Research InstituteRelief International, the PhilippinesInternational Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent SocietiesIrish Aid Ethiopia

We thank Concern Worldwide in Niger for their support in all stages of this project and would especially like to thank Adamou Hamadou and the data collection team in Niger. We greatly appreciate comments from Randall Akee, Steven Block, Simone di Castri, Pascaline Dupas, Frederico Finan, Alain de Janvry, Kelsey Jack, Robert Jensen, Charles Kenny, Stephan Klasen, Alan Gelb, Jessica Goldberg, Christopher Ksoll, Jake Kendall, Jeremy Magruder, Craig McIntosh, Pau, Julie Schaffner, Gabrielle Smith, Tavneet Suri, Frank-Borge Wietzke, and participants at seminars at the Center for Global Development, University of California, Berkeley, MWIDC, University of California, Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz, University of California, Irvine, University of Southern California, and the University of Gottingen. We are grateful for financial support from the European Commission, Irish Aid, the Hitachi Center, and Tufts University. All errors are our own.

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