Malnutrition in South Asia is the worst in the world (yes, worse than that of sub-Saharan Africa). It undermines the efforts of countries to reduce poverty,  increase educational attainment and…

Julie McLaughlin |

Also available in: Français,  中文 On the eve of World Water Day (March 22), there is some good public health news that is unrelated to medical care for the “sick, ” but to a critical investment…

Patricio V. Marquez |

“There is nothing in this book that needs to be confirmed by complex laboratory experiments. You have only to open the window or step into the street”, Hernando de Soto, The Other Path, p14., 1989…

David McKenzie |

There is much demand from practitioners for “shoestring methods” of impact evaluation—sometimes called “quick and dirty methods.” These methods try to bypass some costly element in the typical…

Martin Ravallion |

Also available in: Русский When healthcare professionals take the Hippocratic Oath, they promise to prescribe patients regimens based on their “ability and judgment” and to “never do harm to…

Patricio V. Marquez |

Typical policies to improve the incomes of poor households and their businesses are based on the sustained provision of services – be it microfinance with multiple loan cycles and regular meetings…

David McKenzie |

Health systems are under pressure in Asia. Epidemiological and demographic transitions are taking place much faster than in Europe and America, in the span of a single generation. With the…

Toomas Palu |