CGD Policy Blogs
A few years ago, Alaka Holla and Michael Kremer, the latter a leader in the randomization revolution, opened a CGD working paper with this interesting observation:
Over the past 10 to 15 years, randomized evaluations have gone from being a rarity to a standard part of the toolkit of academic development economics. We are now at a point where, at least for some issues, we can stand back and look beyond the results of a single evaluation to see whether certain common lessons emerge.
Here are two pictures to help you get into the holiday spirit. The World Health Organization has data on global incidence of various diseases that can be prevented by vaccination. These are numbers aggregated from country reports to the organization, which are subject to considerable error. The WHO warns that reported disease incidence data usually represent only a fraction of actual cases of the disease. Nonetheless, the data is useful to monitor trends in prevalence, and a lot of those trend
Today NPR reports on the “stunning progress” made on health in Afghanistan. A USAID-funded survey conducted in 2010 –excluding parts of the high conflict South Zone- finds that mortality and fertility have dropped and coverage of essential services increased dramatically. Male adult mortality has been halved in roughly a decade. Average life expectancy for girls and boys is now 64 years, versus 45 years old in 2001.
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Due Diligence: An Impertinent Inquiry into Microfinance
It seems like everyone is making lists this time of year, and we at CGD are no exception. Here’s a look at the 20 most popular posts to our Views from the Center blog in 2011.
Thank you for your continued readership and we look forward to bringing you even more information and expert analysis in 2012.
As 2011 winds down, it’s time again to recap Rethink’s Top 20 Blogs of the year. From budget battles to AED scandals and aid reform rambles, we've sought to keep you updated with expert analysis on all things U.S. foreign assistance. Between providing super ideas for the Super Committee, analyzing our aid to Pakistan, and asking tough questions about USAID and the GHI, it’s been a busy year of blogging. As always, we thank you for your continued readership and for staying engaged with your own comments and questions.
It’s the time of year for “top” lists. At the CGD Global Health Policy Blog, we have decided yet again to highlight a combination of CGD’s and our reader’s favorite 20 blog posts from this year.