Category Archives: Crash Course

Crash Course: The Millennium Development Goals

This is the fourth edition of the CTED Crash Course, a regular feature which shares some essential background information that will help explain what we do here at the intersection of innovative technology and economic development. We hope to shed … Continue reading

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The Economics of Poverty

Money and how to make it, spend it and save it are decisions faced by everyone in the world. Yet, for the world’s poorest people, the very challenging financial and economic circumstances they face is a constant source of stress … Continue reading

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Crash Course: Mobile Phone Applications for Development

This is the third edition of the CTED Crash Course, a regular feature which shares some essential background information that will help explain what we do here at the intersection of innovative technology and economic development. We hope to shed … Continue reading

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Social Experiments To Fight Poverty

Here is a TED talk that J-PAL researcher and MIT professor Esther Duflo gave in 2010. Duflo shows how she uses Randomized Controlled Trials (see the blog entry of April 11) to find out which policy measures work to alleviate … Continue reading

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Crash Course: Randomized Controlled Trials

This is the second edition of the CTED Crash Course, a regular feature which shares some essential background information that will help explain what we do here at the intersection of innovative technology and economic development. We hope to shed … Continue reading

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Crash Course: Solar Energy

The Center for Technology and Development (CTED) is launching its CTED Crash Course, a new feature on its blog, which will share some essential background information that will help explain what we do here at the intersection of innovative technology … Continue reading

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