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Education Link Round-up, Feb 12, 2015: "We're failing children on a massive scale"

CGD is launching a new initiative on education reform in the developing world, involving some of the most exciting researchers in the field. We're tentatively calling it “Research on Improving Systems of Education,” aka RISE (get it?).  New website and more details coming soon.  In the meantime, here’s the first in a periodic series of education-related links that are worth checking out.  Thanks to Amanda Beatty and Lee Crawfurd for helping curate the list.

The Final Word on Microcredit?

Two influential movements within the development industry collided head-on this month: the microcredit movement and the movement to subject development policies to rigorous impact evaluation.

17 Development PhDs in One Tweet

One of the best ways to keep up to speed with the research frontier in development is to follow what new PhDs are doing. But who has time to read all those papers? So, for the busy development professional, here’s a list of some of the PhDs that caught our eye in 2015, summarized for your snackable enjoyment in tweet-length format.

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