Do development indicators deceive us? Here is a better approach | Global Dashboard – Blog covering International affairs and global risks

What would these indicators look like? The new assessment criteria would seek to answer questions such as: 1) How great are group-based (ethnic, religious, caste, clan, etc.) economic, political, and cultural horizontal inequities? 2) How equitable is public spending? 3) How equitable are markets? 4) How equitable is the rule of law? Do elites or… Read More Do development indicators deceive us? Here is a better approach | Global Dashboard – Blog covering International affairs and global risks

Do development indicators deceive us? Here is a better approach | Global Dashboard – Blog covering International affairs and global risks

What would these indicators look like? The new assessment criteria would seek to answer questions such as: 1) How great are group-based (ethnic, religious, caste, clan, etc.) economic, political, and cultural horizontal inequities? 2) How equitable is public spending? 3) How equitable are markets? 4) How equitable is the rule of law? Do elites or… Read More Do development indicators deceive us? Here is a better approach | Global Dashboard – Blog covering International affairs and global risks

IEG's World Bank Project Ratings Database disclosed

IEG independently validates all completion reports that World Bank staff prepares for projects. For a subset of completed projects, IEG performs a more in-depth project evaluation that includes extensive primary research and field work. The corresponding Reviews and Project Performance Assessment Reports codify IEG’s assessments using Likert-scale project performance indicators. This Project Performance Ratings database… Read More IEG's World Bank Project Ratings Database disclosed

IEG’s World Bank Project Ratings Database disclosed

IEG independently validates all completion reports that World Bank staff prepares for projects. For a subset of completed projects, IEG performs a more in-depth project evaluation that includes extensive primary research and field work. The corresponding Reviews and Project Performance Assessment Reports codify IEG’s assessments using Likert-scale project performance indicators. This Project Performance Ratings database… Read More IEG’s World Bank Project Ratings Database disclosed

3ie’s new Working Paper on Oxfam GB’s approach to evaluating its effectiveness

Non Governmental Organisations often struggle with how they can access useful and reliable evidence on whether their interventions are actually making an impact. In the new working paper ‘Can we obtain the required rigour without randomisation?’ , authors Karl Hughes and Claire Hutchings describe some of the challenges NGOs face in accessing credible feedback on… Read More 3ie’s new Working Paper on Oxfam GB’s approach to evaluating its effectiveness

Growth. Building Jobs and Prosperity in Developing Countries

UK DFID research on Growth. Building Jobs and Prosperity in Developing Countries Growth can generate virtuous circles of prosperity and opportunity. Strong growth and employment opportunities improve incentives for parents to invest in their children’s education by sending them to school. This may lead to the emergence of a strong and growing group of entrepreneurs,… Read More Growth. Building Jobs and Prosperity in Developing Countries