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Lee Crawfurd
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The best thing about cash benchmarking is it highlights just how small most aid is
The best take on the new cash benchmarking study from Rwanda was this one by Michael Kevane : "the main takeaway is that neither intervention (when evaluated at the low Gikuriro cost of $141 per household) improved child outcomes." Yikes. I guess though if ...
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Don't Buy Local
This summer I finally got around to doing my first Park Run, joining the now millions of people around the world who turn up on Saturday mornings for a free 5km timed run around their local park (I managed a not too shabby 27 minute time, roughly average fo...
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Probably the best new research in global education economics
A couple of months ago the Centre for Education Economics asked me to edit their Annual Research Digest - a series of essays by leading thinkers on their favourite research paper from the past year. The Digest is out today and I'm really pleased with how it...
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How smart are teachers in developing countries?
Eric Hanushek, Marc Piopiunik, and Simon Wiederhold published some fascinating analysis in a 2014 NBER working paper ( link ) comparing the literacy and numeracy of teachers to the overall population (with a university degree) in a range of OECD countries. ...
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Are Rwandan's really too scared to answer surveys honestly? (TLDR; Probably no)
Hi Roving Bandit blog fans! Long time no write. I've just relocated from London to Kigali, so I'm hoping that being in a more stimulating environment is going to encourage me to start blogging more frequently. Probably the best economics blog in Rwanda! I'l...
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Ark Blogging: The British government’s new plan to get children learning
Over at the Ark blog : "The new DFID education policy “ Get Children Learning”  was published last week. As its name suggests, the policy is all about moving the needle on learning outcomes. It sets out a strategy to tackle the learning crisis in developing...
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Why Kenya should partner with private schools to achieve Universal Secondary School
Op-ed for the Daily Nation .
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The Global Education Reform Movement (GERM) in 2017: A Year in Review
First posted at the Ark blog .  If the Adam Smith Institute can  reclaim  the pejorative label ‘neoliberal’, maybe we should be reclaiming the pejorative ‘global education reform movement (GERM)’? Aside from the unfortunate acronym, it’s actually a pretty g...
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How to achieve public policy reform by surprise and confusion
This is a great quote from Simeon Djankov, former Finance Minister of Bulgaria (and founder of the World Bank Doing Business indicators) - pulling slightly in the opposite direction of the Tony Blair school of thought on reform (ruthless prioritisation), Dj...
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Open Data for Education
There’s a global crisis in learning, and we need to learn more about how to address it. Whilst data collection is costly, developing countries have millions of dollars worth of data about learning just sitting around unused on paper and spreadsheets in gove...
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