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Evidence to practice: Studying private sector development
One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to research on firms. Chris Woodruff discusses some dos and don’ts.
Why studies should be conducted on a larger scale
Karthik Muralidharan and Paul Niehaus argue that when we test things at a small scale, they might not be predictive of how they perform at a larger...
Evidence to practice: Time to bridge the gap
Tavneet Suri on the importance of bridging the gap between academia and policymakers
Inequality in the Middle East
Contrary to survey estimates, analysis of ‘distributional national accounts’ data shows that the Middle East is the most unequal region in the world
Using satellite data to track improvements in infrastructure access and service delivery in South Africa
Evidence shows that satellite data is a useful tool for tracking improvements in infrastructure access and service delivery in rural areas
Rise of the satellites: Data revolutions in development economics research
Satellite data are increasingly used to measure developing economies in areas including urban land use, agriculture and the environment
Global earnings inequality: Evidence from a new database
Over the past half-century, global inequality has fallen. However, within countries, inequality has increased.
Is inequality underestimated in Egypt? Evidence from house prices
Evidence from the housing market suggests inequality is being substantially underestimated in Egypt, by about 33%
A new approach to global poverty: Measuring absolute and relative income
A new poverty measure reveals that in the past 25 years, global poverty has declined but relative poverty has increased in developing countries