What does providing security to prevent thefts on farms do? Increases productivity and market sales.

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

A new study in Kenya shows not only increased labor market participation, but higher earnings and shifts in employment when mothers are offered subsidized daycare.

Markus Goldstein |

When you have to redo your literature review for a “revise and resubmit, ” you know two things: first, the publishing process in economics is slow, and second, the evidence is accumulating fast in…

Berk Özler |

This is the third in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. A firm’s success rides heavily on the performance of its employees. It is therefore important that firms…

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 |

Governments have at least four reasons to try and bring firms into the formal system: To broaden and increase the tax base To enable firms to access the formal economy and help spur firm growth…

David McKenzie, Markus Goldstein |

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 |

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 |

In Gaile Parkin's novel Baking Cakes in Kigali, two women living in Kigali, Rwanda – Angel and Sophie – argue over the salary paid to a development worker: "Perhaps these big…

David Evans |

Money matters in education. Recent evidence from the United States shows that increased education spending results in more completed years of schooling and higher subsequent wages for adults.…

David Evans |