Seeking International Researchers: Please Complete a Short, Anonymous Survey

We at the Additional Insights project at New York University’s Global TIES for Children center are currently conducting a research project exploring how often researchers working in low- and middle-income countries have asked questions surrounding variance of main effect, impact on additional outcomes, and/or questions focused on how, for whom, or under what conditions the program […]

BLOG: Additional Insights – Assessing Heterogeneity of Impact

In June 2015, Global TIES for Children held its first Summer Training Institute for international research fellows at New York University Abu Dhabi. This Institute is part of a larger Hewlett Foundation funded project entitled Additional Insights: 21st Century Strategies to Promote Economic Empowerment and Child Development Globally – short, AddInn. This post showcases activities […]

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2015-2016 Additional Insights International Research Fellowship

Global TIES for Children: Transforming Intervention Effectiveness and Scale New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development 2015-2016 Additional Insights International Research Fellowship Global TIES for Children, an international research center within NYU’s Institute for Human Development and Social Change, is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the second […]

BLOG: PREVENTING VIOLENCE – MAYBE COMMUNITIES KNOW BETTER

This is a re-post. Find the original here. A boy contemplates the guns handed in during an amnesty for gang members in Panama City. How do communities respond to violence? InSight Crime , CC BY-NC Email Twitter37 Facebook0 LinkedIn1 Print A child in Rivera Hernandez is 85 times more likely to be murdered than a […]

BLOG: VALIDATING A U.S. TOOL TO ASSESS QUALITY OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN CHILE

This blog provides an overview of the main findings of a recently published article in Child Development, “Teacher-Child Interactions in Chile and their Associations with Prekindergarten Outcomes” by Diana Leyva, Christina Weiland, Clara Barata, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Catherine Snow, Ernesto Trevino, and Andrea Rolla. To receive a copy of the full article, email Diana Leyva. Chilean preschool […]

“DEVELOPMENT IMPACT” BLOG: BE AN OPTIMISTA, NOT A RANDOMISTA…

… when you have small samples! by Berk Oezler We are often in a world where we are allowed to randomly assign a treatment to assess its efficacy, but the number of subjects available for the study is small. This could be because the treatment (and its study) is very expensive – often the case […]

Publication: Evaluation Design for Complex Global Initiatives

IOM (Institute of Medicine) (2014). Evaluation design for complex global initiatives: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Every year, billions of dollars are spent on large-scale, multi-national global health initiatives. These initiatives encompass multiple types of interventions, programs, and systems-strengthening efforts. They are implemented in varied settings within partner countries through a large […]

“Development Impact” Blog: How Systematic is that systematic review?

The Case of Improving Learning Outcomes re-posted from: Development Impact (a World Bank Blog) BY DAVID EVANS With the rapid expansion of impact evaluation evidence has come the cottage industry of the systematic review. Simply put, a systematic review is supposed to “sum up the best available research on a specific question.” We found 238 […]

“Development Impact” Blog: How standard is a standard deviation?

How standard is a standard deviation? A cautionary note on using SDs to compare across impact evaluations in education re-posted from: Development Impact (a World Bank Blog) Guest post by Abhijeet Singh Last week on this blog, David wondered whether we should give up on using SDs for comparing effect sizes across impact evaluations. I […]