International development

The Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo) is a focal point for research on the impact of a range of specific interventions related to early child development, health, nutrition, skill acquisition and education, sanitation, credit and insurance, anti-poverty transfers, labour markets, consumption, and tax and benefits reforms in developing countries.

Work at the Centre is strongly grounded in economic theory and enriched by the development and use of innovative measurement tools and by collaboration with researchers from other disciplines. The Centre also provides support to institutions conducting evaluations and engages in advocacy on best practice in evaluations and on the design of interventions themselves.

 

Journal Article | American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
We evaluate the long-term impacts of a randomized Colombian training and job placement program.
Journal Article | British Medical Journal
The objective of this paper is to assess the effectiveness of an integrated early child development intervention, combining stimulation and micronutrient supplementation and delivered on a large scale in Colombia, for children’s development, growth, and hemoglobin levels.
Journal Article | Journal of Development Economics
This paper studies the effects of a randomized intervention in rural Malawi that provided mothers of young infants with information on child nutrition. The intervention improved child nutrition, household food consumption and consequently health. We find evidence that labor supply also increased.

Contacts

Contact IFS on 020 7291 4800 or mailbox@ifs.org.uk

Sonya Krutikova

Sonya Krutikova

Associate Director

Yani Tyskerud

Yani Tyskerud

Assistant Director

Britta Augsburg

Britta Augsburg

Associate Director

Orazio Attanasio

Orazio Attanasio

Research Director

Emla Fitzsimons

Emla Fitzsimons

Research Fellow

Costas Meghir

Costas Meghir

Research Fellow

Pedro Carneiro

Pedro Carneiro

Research Fellow

Marta Rubio Codina

Marta Rubio Codina

International Research Fellow

Bansi Malde

Bansi Malde

Research Associate

Vittorio Bassi

Vittorio Bassi

International Research Fellow

Michela Tincani

Michela Tincani

Research Fellow