Thursday, 16 August 2018
|New research on cash transfers|
Added: 04.05.2018 17:21 | 69 views | 0 comments
- There has been a good deal of discussion recently about new research on the effects of cash transfers, beginning with on the World Bank's Development Impact blog. We have not yet fully reviewed the new research, but wanted to provide a preliminary update for our followers about our plans for reviewing this research and how it might affect our views of cash transfers, a program implemented by one of our top charities, GiveDirectly.
- In brief, the new research suggests that cash transfers may be less effective than we previously believed in two ways. First, cash transfers may have substantial negative effects on non-recipients who live near recipients ("negative spillovers"). Second, the benefits of cash transfers may fade quickly.
- We plan to reassess the cash transfer evidence base and provide our updated conclusions in the next several months (by November 2018 at the latest). One reason that we do not plan to provide a comprehensive update sooner is that we expect upcoming midline results from , a large and high-quality study explicitly designed to estimate spillover effects, will play a major role in our conclusions. Results from this study are expected to be released in the next few months.
- Our best guess is that we will reduce our estimate of the cost-effectiveness of cash transfers to some extent, but will likely continue to recommend GiveDirectly. However, major updates to our current views, either in the negative or positive direction, seem possible.
More detail below.
|Climate change could create 143M migrants|
Added: 20.03.2018 10:11 | 28 views | 0 comments
Tens of millions of people in some of the world's poorest areas could be displaced by climate change in just a few decades, the World Bank has warned in a report.
|IT Science Case Study: World Bank Opens Kimono for CollaborationIT Science Case Study: World Bank Opens Kimono for Collaboration|
Added: 14.03.2018 4:30 | 35 views | 0 comments
How the World Bank used a single view into its IT infrastructure to aid collaboration among its employees.
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