Development that Works
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    This blog highlights effective ideas in the fight against poverty and exclusion, and analyzes the impact of development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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    The 2013 Development Effectiveness top 5 blog posts

    By - 7 de January de 2014, 8:41 am

    Top 5 2015 eng

    In 2013, we published 48 blog posts and had over approximately 36,000 visitors to our parallel sites in English and Español (Thanks!!).

    These are the top 5 posts by readership in English:

    And to our surprise, this 2012 blog on 8 qualities of good economists was also at the top for 2013.

    And the two posts with fewer visitors:

    Where the wild beasts are (and attack randomly) – maybe the title is not that good.

    Like water for economics –again the title, too cute because the video of the incredible MONIAC machine is awesome

    Our 2012 blogstats (or looking at the mirror and smiling, twice)

    By - 9 de January de 2013, 6:45 am

    Visits 2012

    Welcome and thanks for coming back.

    We had a good year in terms of readership and we want to share our numbers (over 40,000 visitors for our two language site), but first allow me a (very) short blurb.

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    Is blogging good for economics?

    By - 24 de October de 2011, 10:54 am

    A few days ago, I attended an entertaining discussion on blogs at the IDB. It had the wonkish title “Blogging without borders: best practices of highly effective global blogging.”  Shanta Devarajan Chief economist for Africa at the World Bank, Felix Salmon from Reuters and David Roodman from the Center for International Development discussed on whether blogging can be good for economics and public policy discussions.

    The message was clear: there is a lot of information out there and we (economists that is) need to propagate the good ideas, even if they are half baked. The web will help in the cooking. Maybe we will go from broody brown bag lunches to half baked snacks.

    Why wait three or four years to get published in a peer reviewed journal, if you can publish on line now? Read more…