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Proponents of the use of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in impact evaluation and development research often point out the close link between these trials and their clinical counterparts in the world of medical research.
CGD recently moved to a new facility with great event spaces. One of those events is the monthly CGD Invited Research Forum (CIRF), which brings top development economists and political scientists from the Washington area and beyond to present their latest work. It’s one of several ways that CGD remains at the frontier of research.