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Can consumption patterns explain identity choices? Evidence from India
Evidence from India shows how both conflict and economic forces can cause people to realign their ethnic or religious identity
Can toilets save children?
A programme promoting latrine construction in East Java with no financial assistance has limited impact on the health of children in poorer households
Speeding up justice: The reform that transformed Mexico’s labour courts
How research helped improve the effectiveness of Mexico’s judiciary system and influenced the country’s largest labour law reform in a century
Solving sub-Saharan Africa’s demographic challenge: Matching firms and workers
Evidence from Uganda shows both vocational training and within-firm training help workers find better-paid jobs, but with crucial differences
What does the decrease in child mortality really mean?
A decline in child mortality in America led to substantial changes in women’s choices and behaviour
Reducing fertility in sub-Saharan Africa
Why do we still see very high fertility rates in Zambia when women want to have fewer children and are open to the use of contraceptives?
Randomised control trials: Lessons for policy
What are randomised control trials, and what is the best way to use them to inform policy decisions?
Can managers boost development?
Why a country is rich or poor may be explained by the quality of its managers. Can better management practices improve firm productivity?
Job security or flexibility?
A study in urban India reveals that workers would be willing to reduce their wages for greater job security while also incorporating flexibility