Last night, I started reading Tim Harford´s The Undercover Economist Strikes Back. Like anything Harford touches, it is pure gold. Or should I say pure water from the most pristine source. The book is about macroeconomics and although this blog is not about macroeconomics, I cannot resist the temptation to bring up the first chapter. … [Read more...] about Like water for economics
As the debate on the impact of the Millenium Villages Project (MVP) evolved, it became increasingly clear that, at least for now, there is no evidence on its effectiveness. It is also clear that part of the challenge has been that rigorous evaluation designs were absent at inception, and later efforts did not provide much evidence with their quicksand baselines or muddy … [Read more...] about Is large scale impact an oxymoron?