This brief outlines a field experiment designed to measure the effect of individual and team performance pay in three developing countries: Ghana, India and the Philippines. The findings suggest that individuals respond to incentives in line with the predictions of economic theory, although the size of the effects is roughly half of that estimated in the US and the UK.
Bandiera, O.; Fischer, G. Incentives, Culture and Development: A Cross-Country Field Experiment (IGC Policy Brief). International Growth Centre (IGC), London, UK (2012) 3 pp.
Incentives, Culture and Development: A Cross-Country Field Experiment (IGC Policy Brief)