Originally posted at Development that Works
Financing the family: Remittances to Central America in a time of crisis.
Many randomized control trials in international development fail to pay adequate attention to collecting data around the intervention’s theory of change. And so the authors resort to non-evidence based speculation to explain their findings. But without such explanation the appropriate policy response to study findings is often unclear.
Willingness to Pay for cleaner water in Less Developed Countries: this Systematic review of experimental evidence says it is low
What difference does a Policy Brief make?
Do formal transfers crowd out informal transfers? The third chapter of this LSE thesis, says yes, but it depends.
When organizations that do randomized trials are non-randomized themselves: a paper on External Validity and Partner Selection Bias
And if you are bored, remember that boring might be productive
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