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By Sudeep Jain
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Faculty Chair(s): Calestous Juma
2012 saw the passing of a great development economist, Albert O.
People have been playing more games these days in Washington D.C.
Here’s a quote from Tom Yates on his blog Sick Populations about a speech he heard by Rachel Glennerster of J-PAL:
Almost everyone agrees that poverty is not a good thing.
As part of a new series looking how institutions are approaching impact evaluation, DI virtually sat down with Nick York, Head of Evaluation and Gail Marzetti, Deputy Head, Research and Evidence Division
Does financial education training for children in Ghana help instill a culture of good decision-making?
Designers have traditionally focused on enhancing the look and functionality of products. Recently, they have begun using design techniques to tackle more complex problems, such as finding ways to provide low-cost healthcare throughout the world. Businesses were the first to embrace this new approach—called design thinking—and nonprofits are beginning to adopt it too.
Economic development efforts are best served by testing and refining assumptions about what works. S hould we assume that small enterprises in developing countries are lacking in business skills—and that guidance and training will improve these businesses? Economic theory says that firms do as much as possible to maximize profits—including paying for advice from management consultants.
An unmanned rocket owned by the private company Space Exploration Technologies launched Tuesday on the first commercial flight to the International Space Station.
UPDATE: This post has been corrected. It originally stated that BRAC, a Bangladeshi microfinance institution ran the West-Bengal programme. WHY is poverty so hard to escape?