Practical Insights on Randomized Control Trial

What Happened When Liberia Outsourced Education to Private Sector Educators?

What Happened When Liberia Outsourced Education to Private Sector Educators?

Published on: Aug 13 2018 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
The Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL) program is a public-private partnership for school management between the Government of Liberia and nine education contractors:...
Three SMS Program Learnings that Will Surprise You

Three SMS Program Learnings that Will Surprise You

Published on: Oct 23 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Three SMS Program Learnings that Will Surprise You
In early 2017, USAID’s StopPalu malaria control project in Guinea started implementing an SMS program to motivate pregnant women to seek antenatal care visits...
Using Indirect Data for Direct MERL Impact

Using Indirect Data for Direct MERL Impact

Published on: Nov 28 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Using Indirect Data for Direct MERL Impact
The above example shows how secondary data across 100 hypothetical villages can be integrated so that signals appear within the noise of data, highlighting the...
Randomized Control Trials Feed Our Fetish for Single-Focus Interventions

Randomized Control Trials Feed Our Fetish for Single-Focus Interventions

Published on: Jun 24 2016 by Guest Writer - 8 Comments
I am Ed Gaible of Natoma Group and I am here to report that RCT fetishism is alive and well in development. Sometime in the early part of this millennium, Randomized...
Why Do RCT in ICT4D When You Can A/B Test?

Why Do RCT in ICT4D When You Can A/B Test?

Published on: Apr 11 2014 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
Recently, D. Jerome Martin tweeted that he was happy that 50% of USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures grantees were conducting randomized control trials...
Women Gain When You Give Poor People Cash via Mobile Money

Women Gain When You Give Poor People Cash via Mobile Money

Published on: Dec 11 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Women Gain When You Give Poor People Cash via Mobile Money
That’s the basic question asked by GiveDirectly in their overall business model to give unconditional cash transfers to poor Kenyans via M-Pesa. Based on a...
What Does OLPC Peru Teach Us About ICT in Education?

What Does OLPC Peru Teach Us About ICT in Education?

Published on: Apr 13 2012 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on What Does OLPC Peru Teach Us About ICT in Education?
One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) has been a part of a larger ICT4E discussion, which has included ongoing debate over the effectiveness of the XO and its various...
What do Randomized Control Trial results from OLPC Peru mean for ICT4E?

What do Randomized Control Trial results from OLPC Peru mean for ICT4E?

Published on: Mar 07 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on What do Randomized Control Trial results from OLPC Peru mean for ICT4E?
In 2007, Peru announced it would distribute tens of thousands of XO laptops from One Laptop Per Child to children in rural schools across the country, and expanded...