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September 22, 2019
Spending on health products tops $50 billion annually in just a subset of low- and middle-income countries. And a large share of health aid goes to the same use. But despite its importance for...

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June 17, 2019
Over the past two decades tremendous progress has been made to improve girls’ access to schooling. Data on learning similarly shows that gender...
March 4, 2019
How are beliefs about gender differences formed, and how do they affect children’s aspirations and academic performance? In this talk, Alex...
January 10, 2019
Indian agriculture remains vulnerable to the vagaries of weather, and the looming threat of climate change may expose this vulnerability further....
May 17, 2018
Intensive and potentially unethical marketing of infant formula is believed to be responsible for millions of infant deaths in low- and middle-income...
April 18, 2018
One-quarter of the world’s school-age children live in East Asia and the Pacific. In the past 50 years, some economies in the region have...
January 25, 2018
Numerous studies find that child health suffers when children are exposed to conflict, and armed conflicts are more likely to occur in poor countries...
October 24, 2017
Transactional sex (sex for money) is a common risk-coping behavior in sub-Saharan Africa and is believed to be a leading driver of the HIV/AIDS...
September 28, 2017
Can teacher quality explain the low learning levels observed in many African countries? Survey data spanning seven countries in sub-Saharan African...

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