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Events

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Upcoming

August 27, 2019
Support for gender equality has increased globally, especially in cities. Why is this? And what does this subnational variation tell us about the drivers of social change?
September 4, 2019
For centuries Europe and Africa have been closely connected by history, languages and culture and benefited from geographical proximity. Moving forward, in an increasingly globalised and fast-...
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...
December 4, 2019
Governments and donors are increasingly focused on the use of evidence in evaluating human development programs and setting policy priorities.  This master class will provide early career...

Past

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...
July 20, 2017
In their new paper, Markus Goldstein and co-authors examine the effects of land title registration in Rwanda using a national-level randomized...
June 15, 2017
RISE is a large scale, multi-country research programme developed to answer the question: “How can education systems be reformed to deliver...
June 14, 2017
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) in education that combine public finance to provide free or subsidized access to privately delivered education are...
April 18, 2017
According to The Economist, India's proposal to give every citizen a cash transfer using the digital platform Aadhar could reduce absolute...
April 6, 2017
Using new data on roads and cities spanning over 50 years in 39 African countries, Remi Jedwab and colleagues document the effect of road...
February 2, 2017
The city of Bogotá set out to reduce crime and increase state legitimacy by raising state presence on city streets: either increasing police...