May 31, 2011

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind.  I recently applied to transition from my current position on the Rainwater Storage Device evaluation in Kamwenge to a new IPA project in Kampala.  The project is a little different than the traditional line of work for IPA, namely rigorous impact evaluations, instead we plan to work with NGOs to support and improve upon their Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) systems.  Two weeks ago I got the new job, last weekend was spent looking for an apartment in Kampala, and the past four days were spent running around Kamwenge putting things in order...

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Dean Karlan, Leigh Linden
May 13, 2011

The Boston Review recently hosted a forum beginning with the article “Small Changes, Big Results” by Rachel Glennerster and Michael Kremer.  The forum featured seven responses, each focusing on a different concern, though as Glennerster and Kremer later noted, “One of the themes of the responses is that randomized evaluations are not the only method...

September 28, 2010

Featured post from Daniel Katz's blog (IPA Project Associate in Uganda) 

 

Jeannie Annan, Christopher Blattman, Eric Green, Julian Jamison
August 05, 2009

Check out this post in the New York Times' Freakonomics Blog Dwyer Gunn's time tagging along with the research team for the WINGS project in Uganda.

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CREDIT: 
Amos Odero
Jeannie Annan, Christopher Blattman, Eric Green, Julian Jamison
June 30, 2009

Fieldwork is not all fun and games, but that seems to be the recent experience for IPA Research Affiliate Chris Blattman's project evaluation, "Women's Income Generating Support (WINGS) Program" 

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Dean Karlan, Leigh Linden
May 20, 2009

Once, expressing concern over some logistical difficulty, I was reassured by a headmaster, “Do not worry Sarah, we shall succeed.”  Such conversations tend to surprise me, as we’re introducing a savings scheme to an area defined by general distrust of financial services and particularly those having to do with savings.  In spite of this fact, and though the program’s pilot has only been running for a couple months, the scheme has generated an extremely positive response. 

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