Table 3

Planned compensation for control households

PeruGuatemalaIndiaRwanda
Eligibility visit----Transportation/food allowance (INR* 200/US$3) for all potential participants†--
Consent----Mock randomisation lunchbox worth INR 50 (<US$1) for all consented participants†--
Baseline visit----Time compensation (INR 150/US$2) and transportation/food allowance (INR 200/US$3)†Table (RWF 8000/US$10)
24–32 weeks of gestationNew hat for pregnant woman;
New hat for older woman (PEN* 15/US$5)
Coupon worth GTQ* 500/US$67, to be saved or redeemed for items from a catalogueTime compensation ×2 (INR 300/US$4) and transportation food allowance (INR 200/US$3)†Kitenge cloth for pregnant woman and older woman (RWF 7000/US$8, each)
First post-birth visitGift bag with diaper bag, baby clothes, baby blanket (PEN 40/US$12)Coupon worth GTQ 500/US$67, to be saved or redeemed for items from a catalogueNewborn gift box with baby clothes, baby towel (INR 200/US$3)†
Time compensation (INR 150/US$2)†
Gift bag with baby towel (1) baby clothes (three items), baby blanket (RWF 25 000/US$30)
3-month post-birth visit----Time compensation (INR 150/US$2)†Gift bag with baby sheet (1) and baby clothes (three items) (RWF 15 500/US$19)
6-month post-birth visitNew sweater for mother (PEN 20/US$6)
New sweater for adult woman (PEN 20/US$6)
Child hat, toy (PEN 10/US$3)
Coupon worth GTQ 500/US$67, to be saved or redeemed for items from a catalogueTime compensation (INR 150/US$2)†Gift bag with baby clothes (2) and weaning utensils (RWF 13 900/US$17)
9-month post-birth visit----Time compensation (INR 150/US$2)†Gift bag with baby clothes (1) baby shoes (2) toothpaste (2) and toothbrush (2) (RWF 15 500/US$19)
Note: An additional total of RWF 2000/US$2 per household is spent on carrier bags for each of the above.
End of studyLPG stove (PEN 150/US$46)+1 full tank of LPG (PEN 95/US$29)+valve and hose (PEN 13/US$4)+pressure cooker (PEN 120/US$36)Coupon worth GTQ 500/US$67, to be saved or redeemed for items from a catalogue
Coupons exchangeable for specified household items at each visit or for a stove at the end with all coupons (GTQ 2,000/US$268).
Two-burner LPG stove (INR 2500/US$35)
Security deposit for two 14.2 kg cylinders (INR 2900/US$41)
Security deposit for pressure regulator (INR 150/US$2)
LPG stove stand, rubber tube, installation and demonstration charges, administrative charges for documentation, domestic gas customer card (INR 2716/US$39)
18 LPG refills (INR 15 300/US$217)
Lighter (INR 135/US$2)
Choose 1: LPG stove +1 full cylinder +4 LPG refills; A solar home system; or cash deposit (RWF 178 616/US$215)
Total cost of compensation package per control householdPEN 463/US$141, plus PEN 35/US$11 in HHs with older adult womenGTQ 2000/US$268INR 25 601/US$363RWF 259 624/US$313
  • *Exchange rates: US$1=3.3 Peruvian nuevo soles (PEN; Peru), 7.7 Guatemalan quetzales (GTQ; Guatemala), 70.44 Indian rupees (INR; India), 830 Rwandan francs (RWF; Rwanda).

  • †Compensation provided to all participants (intervention and control) in India.