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L'Inde dans le ghetto des castes

Monday, April 19, 2004 - Libération

Le forum social mondial tenu à Bombay, cet hiver, a attiré l'attention sur le sort des basses castes (dalits) et des «tribaux» de l'Inde. Le meurtre d'un enfant dalit après une dispute avec des...

MIT Steps in to Find a Doctor for this Village

Saturday, April 10, 2004 - Indian Express

In their report on the healthcare delivery in rural Rajasthan, economists coordinating the research (and also co-founders of the poverty action lab at MIT), Professors Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo...

Randomized Evaluations of Interventions in Social Science Delivery

Thursday, April 1, 2004 - Development Outreach

Every year, millions of dollars are spent on evaluating development programs but these evaluations tend to focus on process: did the money go where it was meant to? How many teachers attended...

Under One Roof

Thursday, March 25, 2004 - The Economist

Esther Duflo of MIT has looked at what happened to grandchildren who shared a home with their grandmother after pensions for black people rose sharply in the early 1990s. She found that...

Deserted by Doctors, India's Poor Turn to Quacks

Thursday, March 25, 2004 - The New York Times

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Princeton, in a detailed survey of 100 villages here in Rajasthan, in north India, found a no-show rate of 44 percent. When combined...

Terrorisme: violent impact sur le business

Monday, March 22, 2004 - Libération

Depuis les attentats du 11 septembre, consultants et économistes s'efforcent d'évaluer l'impact du terrorisme sur l'économie. S'il est évident que le cataclysme que certains ont craint ne s'est pas...

Health Checkup

Friday, March 12, 2004 - The Hindu

Even when health facilities are available, their utilisation leaves much to be desired. According to a forthcoming Harvard study, absence rates among health workers range between 35 and 58 per cent...

Poverty on a Petri Dish

Thursday, March 11, 2004 - Indian Express

World Bank money is funding this driving test. A group of randomly selected people in New Delhi is busy trying to acquire driving licences. The instructions are clear: be honest, one group is told....

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