In the last week alone, we reviewed two studies that assessed gender inequality by comparing outcomes between female- and male-headed households. This was surprising to us, as it seems an outdated…

Kathleen Beegle, Dominique van de Walle |

This is the seventh in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. Conditional cash transfers (CCTs), cash transfers targeted to poor households made conditional on…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

This is the second in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. Each evening the sun sets more than 90 minutes later in west India than in the east of the country. This…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

This post is coauthored with Aletheia Donald Four years ago, Markus looked at 20 impact evaluations and wrote a post concluding that most of them didn’t have much to say about reducing poverty (…

Markus Goldstein |

Across developing countries, only 63 percent of adults have a bank account, according to our friends over at the Findex.  And we’ve seen a couple of papers with targeted populations that suggest…

Markus Goldstein |

New York Times published an article last week, titled “The Future of Not Working.” In it, Annie Lowrie discusses the universal basic income experiments in Kenya by GiveDirectly: no surprise there…

Berk Ozler |

This is the fourth in our series of posts by PhD students on the job market this year. Giving livestock to poor households can increase their incomes substantially. This naturally raises the…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

I was recently at the GW conference on the economics & political economy of Africa where I saw an interesting paper by Richard Akresh, Emilie Bagby, Damien de Walque, and Harounan Kazianga on…

Markus Goldstein |

Last year, Banerjee and coauthors published a paper in Science that showed the striking impacts of poverty graduation programs in 6 countries after three years.   This week, we get a new paper…

Markus Goldstein |