this post discusses a paper documenting patterns of intrahousehold inequality in india and relates them to excess mortality among older women

Markus Goldstein |

This is the sixth in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. What connects smallholder farmers in the semi-arid tracts of northwest India to the oil and gas barons of…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

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 |

When I talk to people about impact evaluation results, I often get two reactions: Sure, that intervention delivered great results in a well-managed pilot. But it doesn’t tell us anything about…

David Evans |

A fair number of governments in developing countries support agricultural subsidy programs.   One of the arguments for these subsidies is that there is some kind of market failure (information is…

Markus Goldstein |

This is the sixth in our series of posts by students on the job market this year.  The productivity of workers in agriculture is generally much lower than in other sectors of the economy (Gollin,…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

In a nice, recent paper Achyuta Adhvaryu, Namrata Kala, and Anant Nyshadham take a look at how air pollution hurts productivity and what effect, if any, managers can have in mitigating these…

Markus Goldstein |

Social networks affect all of our lives; the people we know influence what we're exposed to and the actions we take. Gaining weight? Blame your network. Got a job promotion? Thank your…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

After seeing PowerPoint slides of the preliminary findings over the course of more than a year, it’s nice to be able to report that the six-country study that is evaluating the “ultra-poor…

Berk Özler |

Worldwide, one in five children of upper-primary-school age remain out of school.  Girls in developing countries are disproportionately affected, with a quarter of them not completing primary…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |