Writing in the UK's The Independent newspaper, Memphis Barker discusses the rise of the evidence-based development movement. Referencing Bill Gates' recent op-ed he says:
Gates writes in his op-ed of how, â€œif I could wave a wand, I'd love to have a way to measure how exposure to risks like disease and malnutrition impact children's potentialâ€. A wand is hardly necessary. IPA highlights how de-worming children in schools in Kenya, killing the parasites that steal the nutrients from their stomachs, reduces absenteeism by 25 per cent and leads to higher earnings in later life.
Read the whole piece here.