To Solve a Social Problem, You Need More Than a Theory — You Need a Randomized Controlled Trial - Wired Science In 1993, after five years of grad school and low-wage postdoctoral research, Michael Kremer got a job as a professor of economics at MIT. With his new salary, he finally had enough money to fund a long-held desire: to return to Kenya’s Western Province, where he had lived for a year after college, teaching in a rural farming community. He wanted to see the place again, reconnect with his host family and other friends he’d made there. When he arrived the next summer, he found out that one of those friends had begun working for an education nonprofit called ICS Africa. At the time, there was a campaign, spearheaded by the World Bank, to provide free textbooks throughout sub-Saharan Africa, on the assumption that this would boost test scores and keep children in school longer. While chatting with his friend about this, Kremer began to wonder: How did ICS know the campaign would work? But soon after Kremer returned to the US, he was startled to get a call from his friend. India, 2004–2007
OS Tube - Home Software Advice: The Authority on Software Selection A Trace in the Sand, Software Architecture Journal by Ruth Malan April 2014 It's Me Day! Woohoo! What's a Trace? My Trace is a playground for developing ideas, for exploring architecture and the role of architects. It is a journal of discovery, and traces my active reflection. Oooo, look: I'm a people, I'm a people!! And look what Peter Bakker did! Image by Sara B. No Point Left Unmassacred [my modus operandi] [The first bullet brought to you by Brenda Michelson. ] More? Oh. here, have a meeting (via Kai Schlüter) My Trace. "Bang your head against the wall, to activate your brain" -- Thea, lyrics to a song about school :-) You're welcome. Um. “The primary indication, to my thinking, of a well-ordered mind is a man's ability to remain in one place and linger in his own company. 2. Abstraction Powertools Naming Architecture Sustainability Measuring Architecture Sustainability, Koziolek, H. Image source: shamelessly hoisted off the internetz To Feature Flag or Not to Feature Flag Feature Toggle Code Snips Yesterday: Today: Source for that cartoon is Abtruse Goose O.P.C.
Email Marketing Competitive Analysis: eknow OASIS Business Document Exchange (BDXR Defining a federated document transport infrastructure for business document exchange Kenneth Bengtsson, email@example.com, ChairSven Rasmussen, firstname.lastname@example.org, Secretary Table of Contents Announcements The OASIS Business Document Exchange TC approved a revised charter on 19 April 2012 ( The TC email archives will also remain permanently available at: and Overview The OASIS BDXR TC advances an open standards framework to support public e-procurement and e-invoicing. The original OASIS BDX TC was formed to advance the messaging portion of PEPPOL. All those involved in e-procurement and e-invoicing are invited to participate in the BDXR TC, including public and private sector agencies, enterprises, solution providers, consultants, and researchers. For more information, see the BDXR TC Charter. Subcommittees No subcommittees have been formed for this TC.
OASIS Emergency Management TC Enabling information exchange to advance incident preparedness and response to emergency situations Elysa Jones, email@example.com, ChairCamille Osterloh, firstname.lastname@example.org, Secretary Table of Contents Announcements On 11 April 2013, the Emergency Management TC approved Emergency Data Exchange Language Situation Reporting (EDXL-SitRep) 1.0 and EDXL Distribution Element (EDXL-DE) 2.0 as Committee Specifications. Visit the Emergency Management Technical Committee (EM-TC) Activities page for more current topics. Overview The EM-TC creates vendor-neutral and platform agnostic standards for organizations and agencies to more easily exchange emergency information. The Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) is a broad initiative to create an integrated framework for a wide range of emergency data exchange standards to support operations, logistics, planning and finance. EM-TC standard efforts include: For more information, see the TC Charter and FAQ Subcommittees TC Liaisons
Enterprise Architecture for Emerging Technology: Build, Buy or Open Source As companies transition to more flexible IT platforms, they are searching for guidance on how to determine whether they should build their own application, use packaged applications from an ERP vendor, adopt an open source platform, or leverage a SaaS solution. It’s not an easy decision to make. Whether custom-built or vendor-based, projects can fail. Before making the transition, you should carefully consider the following differences surrounding support, customization and deployment. All things being equal, the primary difference between open source and vendor products is the source of support. Open source enhancements are usually quicker if you have a vibrant community. SaaS versus installed in-house is essentially a deployment difference. You have a host of Enterprise Architecture choice points to consider surrounding the adoption of proprietary, emerging or packaged software.
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