In this article in Stanford Social Innovation Review, Mary Ann Bates and Rachel Glennerster from the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab argue that rigorous impact evaluations can tell us a lot about the world, not just the particular contexts in which they are conducted. They explore how detailed knowledge of local institutions can be complimentary to the global knowledge of common behavioural relationships, improving our potential to find effective answers.
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About the authors
Mary Ann Bates is deputy director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), North America. Rachel Glennerster is executive director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL).
How could this improve services for young people?
The article explores the challenges and opportunties in replicating successful services or programmes using evidence. It supports better decision-making in the application of evidence and learning to new situations and contexts.
People and place: How local delivery context can affect replication, by Frances Flaxington
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