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22 January 2020
CGD Blogging 2019
Here's a roundup of the 9 blogs I wrote or co-wrote for CGD last year. August Who Smokes in Developing Countries? Implications...
11 July 2019
Rwanda Could Thrive Faster by Putting (Even) More Women in Charge
Rwanda has the largest share of female parliamentarians of any country in the world. But things in Rwanda seldom sit still, and it is time...
21 May 2019
Cassette tapes "cause" conflict
Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian published a very worrying paper in 2014 showing that US food aid causes conflict in recipient countries. Their r...
07 May 2019
The Global Education Architecture is Broken
So says Nicholas Burnett in a (sadly, gated) essay for the International Journal of Educational Development . Nicholas has some authority o...
17 April 2019
Coaching is better than training, but there is still a questionmark on scalability
"So should governments switch to frequent coaching sessions? Possibly, but the next step should first be to try this type of interven...
12 March 2019
"Maybe one of the most cost-effective interventions ever studied"
In this month's TES column (I'm calling it a column, it sounds better than a blog), I call parent-teacher meetings in Bangladesh ...
11 March 2019
The Latest Economics Research on Global Education
Last week I was at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) conference. Alex Eble made a big and apparently successfu...
18 February 2019
Is testing good for education?
This post was first published on the Centre for Education Economics website. I blogged recently about a new RISE working paper by Ann...
06 February 2019
CfEE Blogging: Giving students information on future wages improves school outcomes
As of this January and following last year's Annual Research Digest from the Centre for Education Economics, I'll be co-editing t...
16 January 2019
For any readers in (or visiting) Kigali (presumably a niche audience), I've started a monthly research talk event, using the PubhD form...
Does temporary migration from rich to poor countries cause commitment to development?
Nevermind that none of the journals I've sent it to so far are interested, my new working paper got picked up by Marginal Revolution t...
15 January 2019
Testing, testing: the 123's of testing
Here's my summary of the new Annika Bergbauer, Eric Hanushek, and Ludger Woessmann working paper for CFEE. "teachers tend to opp...
30 December 2018
The Global Education Reform Movement (GERM) in 2018
Note: "UPE" stands for Universal Primary Education, indicating normal (free) government primary schools. This post is a s...
27 September 2018
The best thing about cash benchmarking is it highlights just how small most aid is
The best take on the new cash benchmarking study from Rwanda was this one by Michael Kevane : "the main takeaway is that neither in...
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