Teachers are important. And many teachers in low- and middle-income countries would benefit from support to improve their pedagogical skills. But how to do it? Again and again, evidence suggests…

David Evans |

This is the ninth in this years' job market series Despite large investments in piped water throughout the developing world, the share of urban households without piped water has remained…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

A recent paper in Lancet Global Health found that generous conditional cash transfers to female secondary school students had no effect on their school attendance, dropout rates, HIV incidence, or…

Berk Ozler |

This is the first in our series of posts by Ph.D. students on the job market this year. One of the key challenges of markets is to assess the quality of goods. A look at online dating websites – a…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

This is the first of our series of posts by students on the job market this year. Return migration is an important channel through which migrant-sending countries stand to benefit from…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

So there I was, a graduate student doing my PhD fieldwork.    In the rather hot office at the University of Ghana, I was going through questionnaire after questionnaire checking for consistency,…

Markus Goldstein |

Many policy interventions combine several features that we think may all potentially be key for the results we are trying to achieve. For example, conditional cash transfers typically combine…

David McKenzie |

Two weeks ago, I blogged about some productive impacts of cash transfer programs.   For these effects, as well as the myriad other blog posts and papers on this topic out there, a key point is…

Markus Goldstein |

Moving from a developing to a developed country results in immediate large increases in income for the migrants, with gains that far exceed those of any other development policy intervention (e.g…

David McKenzie |

Several countries around the world (notably Australia and Canada) have migration points systems- score above some points threshold and you can come in, score below and you can’t. This has…

David McKenzie |