By Angela García Vargas and Rachel Strohm * As young adults marry at older ages, they are more likely to have sex before marriage, increasing exposure to unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In Colombia, 60% of young people are sexually active by age 18, and only 55% of young women used a condom during their first sexual encounter. Sexual … [Read more...] about Is Internet-Based Sexual Education Effective?
If anything is clear in the development business, it is that attracting and retaining a qualified and motivated civil service is one of the hardest things to do. And the impact of not having such a work force is stunning if one believes the recent – and very illuminating and controversial – results from the paper by Tessa Bold and others on contract teachers in Kenya. Gabriel … [Read more...] about Randomizing civil service reform