16
NOV
2015

A new partnership for data

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Development data are at the very heart of the new “Global Goals” for sustainable development: Yet gathering enough of the right sort of data to track the goals is keeping statisticians like me awake at night. Luckily, a new Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, or...
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20
AUG
2015

Microcredit: Neither miracle nor mirage

Recent research across seven countries shows that giving poor people access to microcredit does not typically lead to a substantial increase in household income. There also appear to be no significant benefits in terms of education or female empowerment. Yet, microcredit does...
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29
JUL
2015

Optimizing money by learning from the past: An evaluator’s take on Addis

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As an evaluator who attended the Third Financing for Development conference a few weeks ago, I saw the signing of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the clarification of inputs–partnerships, agreements, and monies–as a vital starting point. Amidst the symbolism and the...
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