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Methodology (Qualitative research)
Journal Article
Experimental and Non-Experimental Methods in Development Economics: A Porous Dialectic

Part of Journal Special Issue Experiments in Development Economics

Economic development Methodology (Qualitative research) Regression analysis
Journal Article
Ancillary Studies of Experiments: Opportunities and Challenges

Part of Journal Special Issue Experiments in Development Economics

Methodology (Qualitative research)
Journal Article
Developing and Evaluating Governance Indexes: 10 Questions

Recent years have seen a proliferation of composite indicators or indexes of governance and their use in research and policy-making. This article proposes a framework of 10 questions to guide both the development and evaluation of such indexes...

Index numbers (Economics) Public administration Methodology (Qualitative research)
Working Paper
Aid and the Environment in Africa: A Synthesis of Eight Case Studies

This study seeks to understand what aid flows have been doing to the environment in eight countries in Eastern, Western and Southern Africa...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Environment Methodology (Qualitative research)
Blog
What can we Learn from Popular Representations of Development?

17 October 2013 David Lewis, Dennis Rodgers, and Michael Woolcock When asked why she wrote novels about poverty rather than gather what we would now call ‘hard’ data, the Victorian novelist George Eliot famously responded that ‘a pi...

Economic development Methodology (Qualitative research) Mass media
Working Paper
Evaluating Governance Indexes: Critical and Less Critical Questions

Recent years have seen a proliferation of ‘composite indicators’ or ‘indexes’ of governance...

Index numbers (Economics) Public administration Methodology (Qualitative research)
Blog
What Does Good Governance Mean?

Rachel M. Gisselquist Almost all major development institutions today say that promoting good governance is an important part of their agendas...

Methodology (Qualitative research) Methodology (Quantitative research) Institutional economics
Book Chapter
Participatory Approaches and the Measurement of Human Well-being

From the book: Human Well-being

Measurement (Poverty) Methodology (Poverty) Methodology (Qualitative research)
Book Chapter
Measuring Food Security Using Respondents' Perception of Food Consumption Adequacy

From the book: Food Security

Food security Household survey Methodology (Qualitative research)
Working Paper
Measuring Food Security Using Respondents' Perception of Food Consumption Adequacy

Food security is a complex and multi-dimensional phenomenon. As such, its measurement may entail and benefit from the combination of both ‘qualitative-subjective’ and ‘quantitative-objective’ indicators...

Food security Household survey Methodology (Qualitative research)
Working Paper
Participatory Approaches and the Measurement of Human Well-being

This paper considers the use of participatory methods in international development research, and asks what contribution these can make to the definition and measurement of well-being...

Measurement (Poverty) Methodology (Poverty) Methodology (Qualitative research)
Journal Article
The link between firm-level innovation and aggregate productivity growth: A cross-country examination

A broad definition of innovation input is used, in which R&D is one of several sources of innovation...

Business enterprises Economic development Economic growth
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