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Apr 24 2017 | Posted In: Meet the Researchers, SCID News
This information vacuum is a reason why low-income countries with democratic elections struggle.
Mar 30 2017 | Posted In: Meet the Researchers, SCID News
Nick Bloom provides insights into intractable mysteries in international economics as they relate to management practices and their impact on business innovation and worker productivity.
Jan 24 2017 | Posted In: Research Spotlights, SCID News
Research led by SCID Director Grant Miller found that abortion rates rose in sub-Saharan Africa when U.S. funding was restricted.
Oct 18 2016 | Posted In: Meet the Researchers, SCID News
For 35 years, Marcel Fafchamps has seen one proposal after another for helping the poor come into vogue, vanish and reappear. The problem, he says, is that one-size-fits-all solutions to poverty in the developing world tend to be driven from the top-down.
Sep 29 2016 | Posted In: Research Spotlights, SCID News
Why is malnutrition in central India so high and so persistent despite rising incomes? Anjini Kochar shows that cropping choices largely influence nutrition because of households’ savings choices.
Aug 2 2016 | Posted In: Meet the Researchers, SCID News
Scott Rozelle’s research encapsulates the multidisciplinary nature of rural development, spanning from agricultural productivity to the nutritional value of school lunches to parenting routines.
Jul 5 2016 | Posted In: Research Spotlights, SCID News
India's branchless banking program has led to an unprecedented increase in access to banks for the rural poor. But can it help households save?
May 16 2016 | Posted In: Meet the Researchers, SCID News
Pascaline Dupas has spent a good chunk of the last decade conducting experiments to determine how best to price, target and distribute essential health products in developing countries.
Apr 25 2016 | Posted In: Meet the Researchers, SCID News
When policymakers tackle poverty alleviation, they often overlook a critical element: migration. But understanding why people move or don’t move matters, says Melanie Morten, who is working on mathematically modeling migration.
Apr 19 2016 | Posted In: Research Spotlights, SCID News
Gaps in social science knowledge of climate change constrain the policy impact of natural science research, says Marshall Burke.
Apr 1 2016 | Posted In: Research Spotlights, SCID News
How did legalizing abortion affect women's contraceptive use in Nepal?
Mar 4 2016 | Posted In: Research Spotlights, SCID News
Research by Eesley shows that an innovative product isn't necessarily enough for entrepreneurial success in China.

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