This is a tangential response to the lacour and #lacourgate hubbub (with hats off to the summaries and views given here and here). While he is not implicated in all of the comments, below, I am mostly certainly indebted to Mike Frick for planting the seed of some of the ideas presented below, particularly onContinue reading “Back to Basics — Trusting Whether and How The Data are Collected and Coded”
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Buffet of Champions: What Kind Do We Need for Impact Evaluations and Policy?
This post is also cross-posted here and here. I realize that the thesis of “we may need a new kind of champion” sounds like a rather anemic pitch for Guardians of the Galaxy. Moreover, it may lead to inflated hopes that i am going to propose that dance-offs be used more often to decide policyContinue reading “Buffet of Champions: What Kind Do We Need for Impact Evaluations and Policy?”
data systems strengthening
i have been saying for some time that my next moves will be into monitoring and vital registration (more specifically, a “poor richard” start-up to help countries to measure the certainties of life: (birth), death, and taxes. (if village pastors could get it done with ink and scroll in the 16th c across northern Europe, whyContinue reading “data systems strengthening”
the onion theory of communication (doing surveys)
without too much detail, i’ll just note that i spent more time in the hospital in undergrad than i would have preferred. often times, i, being highly unintelligent, would wait until things got really bad and then finally decide one night it was time to visit the ER – uncomfortable but not non-functional or incoherent.Continue reading “the onion theory of communication (doing surveys)”