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Here’s how Uagadou, the eminent African wizarding school, would likely have developed.

  • Feb 4, 2016

Transparency seems good, until it isn’t.

  • Nov 9, 2015

Even the most effective international charities could double or triple the number people they boost out of poverty. Here’s how.

  • Jul 6, 2015

Work programs and jail time don’t seem to reduce crime, but from experiments in Liberia to Chicago there’s hope for something new: behavioral therapy.

  • Apr 15, 2015

The evidence is in: Seven randomized trials on four continents show that microcredit doesn’t end poverty, despite all the hype

  • Mar 3, 2015

Every year Bill and Melinda Gates write a letter on how the world can end poverty and suffering. The questions they ask sound an awful lot like my class exams. So how would I grade the letter?

  • Jan 23, 2015

Blaming the IMF and other financial institutions for Ebola is just killing the messenger. Spending more on health means hard choices that few bother to discuss.

  • Jan 7, 2015

Why do so many people get the cause of the Ebola crisis wrong? They ignore local politics, and they assume they’re dealing with a state that can actually get stuff done.

  • Dec 30, 2014

Is it OK to have research affect real world outcomes?

  • Nov 3, 2014
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