Microloans, Insecticide-treated Bednets and Malaria: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Odisha

Alessandro Tarozzi, Aprajit Mahajan, Brian Blackburn, Lakshmi Krishnan, Dan Kopf, Joanne Yoong


This policy note presents findings from a study conducted in a malaria endemic part of Odisha. The study sheds light on the impact of two different distribution schemes on the adoption and usage of insecticide treated nets: free distribution and offering nets with microcredit loans. The study is the first to evaluate the impact of offering beneficiaries health-protecting goods with the ability to pay for them using microloans.


Policy Note

Thematic Area

Health Systems and Quality of Life