David is a Senior Economist in the Chief Economist's Office for the Africa Region of the World Bank. He coordinates impact evaluation work across sectors for the Africa Region. In the past, he worked as Senior Economist in the Human Development Department in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region of the World Bank, and as an economist designing and implementing impact evaluations in Africa. He has designed and implemented impact evaluations in agriculture, education, health, and social protection, in Brazil, the Gambia, Kenya, Mexico, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania. He has taught economic development at the Pardee RAND Graduate School of Public Policy, and he holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.
- The strange case of missing textbook impacts
- Teach literacy by text message. Really.
- Do the Poor Waste Transfers on Booze and Cigarettes? No
- The Crucial Role of Connectors in Disseminating Research Results
- Do you agree or disagree? How to ask the question
- Africa Impact Evaluation Podcast: Community-Based Conditional Cash Transfers Make a Big Difference in Tanzania
- PacDev 2014: So Many Evaluations Packed Into So Little Time
- The Hawthorne Effect: What Do We Really Learn from Watching Teachers (and Others)?
- The Danger of Stories
- Regression Discontinuity Porn
- Finally, what works (so far) to improve learning in developing countries!
- Giving the Poor What They Need, Not Just What We Have
- Quelle est la meilleure façon de sauver un million de vies ?
- What is the best way to save one million lives?
- When people don’t behave according to economic models