Data & Development: A Journey Without Maps

Written by Ryan McGuine // The world is awash in data like never before, which is a good thing for global development — there are increasing returns to both more information, and better linkages across information types and sources. Indeed, the plight of the world’s poorest has improved considerably in many ways recently, partly because … Continue reading Data & Development: A Journey Without Maps

Community-Based Health: Lessons from Rural Kenya

Written by Erica Petersen // Waiting in Chicago O’hare Airport's international terminal on the last day of May 2019, I had no idea what to expect of the upcoming ten weeks. My colleague-turned-friend from the Masters of Public Health program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and I were both nervous and excited … Continue reading Community-Based Health: Lessons from Rural Kenya

Poor Economics, Great Economists

Written by Ryan McGuine // In October, economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer were awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty." All three recipients are Americans, though Mr Banerjee and Miss Duflo are immigrants. Miss Duflo is just the second woman to have won the … Continue reading Poor Economics, Great Economists