An interesting, recently revised working paper by Duflo, Dupas and Kremer looks at the effects of providing school uniforms, teacher training on HIV education, and the two combined. This paper is…

Markus Goldstein |

I recently visited Dadaab, Kenya’s third-largest and fastest-growing city, having grown from 250, 000 residents a few years ago to more than 400, 000 today. Dadaab is not an ordinary Kenyan city.…

Johannes Zutt |

In the complex world of education policy, some experts comment that school-based deworming may be the closest we have come to finding a "magic bullet." In regions of the world with high…

Donald Bundy |

It may come as a surprise to know that half of the global population uses biomass (wood, agricultural wastes and dung) and coal for cooking.  For Sub-Saharan Africa where electrification rates…

Daniel Kammen |

For Africa’s poorest families, lighting is often the most expensive item in their budget, typically accounting for 10–15 percent of total household income. The energy poor in Africa spend about US…

Daniel Kammen |