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Welcome to the conference edition of the EDePo Digest. In this issue, we take an extended look at some of the work being presented at our summer conference: “Improving productivity in developing countries: identifying bottlenecks and obstacles to productive investments and technology adoption”.
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In addition to its importance for public and private health, safe sanitation benefits individual households in a number of ways, including time savings, comfort, greater safety and increased status. In light of these personal gains as well as the enormous investment necessary to meet the United ...
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The extended family is an institution that plays an important role in influencing individual and household choices in developing countries, and through this, their well-being. These relatives are a key source of information and resources. For example, grandmothers, aunts and sisters provide ...
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There are a number of challenges involved in operating and evaluating community-based development (CBD) programmes, which place greater control of resources and decision-making in local hands. One challenge, in particular, concerns how information spreads through communities: those who might stand ...
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You have your research idea in mind, and you spot a call for a proposal that fits nicely with it. What are the next steps? Polishing the research design, assembling the team … and determining the sample size needed for the analysis. This is a tiresome but important question that many of us dread.
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In recent years, randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have received much attention in applied economics and, in particular, development economics. Economists take the identification of causal links seriously and worry about the possibility that observed differences between individuals who receive a ...
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Given the growing focus on revenue mobilisation in the development agenda, the findings from the literature concerning the impact of increases in government resources on the quality and quantity of public services in developing countries are somewhat disappointing and surprising: studies typically ...