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How to design a survey for estimating returns to education? Do returns to education depend on how and who you ask? Yes. Turns out short questionnaires do lead to biased estimates of returns to education. Even thought who responds ,self or proxy, did not make significant difference, the level of biased estimates differed between education level.

Experiments on TOMS shoes. It doesn’t affect local shoes market negatively but it doesn’t seem to have much impact on poor children either. Important thing is, TOMS wanted the results to be published.

 

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Beneath the number

Couple of boys belly downed on the side road near the entrance of the biggest shopping centre in the city. I tried to look at what they were doing in that position. They were sipping water from the ground with their face down so as not to get their hands dirty. That didn’t shock me … Continue reading “Beneath the number”

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Student of Abaarso School goes to Harvard. Alternative development? http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/13/opinion/sunday/nicholas-kristof-from-somaliland-to-harvard.html?_r=1 Toward better global poverty measures http://www.cgdev.org/publication/toward-better-global-poverty-measures-working-paper-417 What are top priorities of Sub-Saharan Africa? http://www.pewglobal.org/2015/09/16/health-care-education-are-top-priorities-in-sub-saharan-africa/ Flood-tolerant rice seeds reduces losses in yields.  http://www.povertyactionlab.org/publication/resilient-rice

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