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When a local economy collapses, we can’t just rely on the grit of communities

Janesville, the Great Recession and the myth of the economic phoenix

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When higher education interventions don’t work

Sharing examples of what doesn’t work through large-scale, experimental testing is hugely valuable

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Working for economic transformation

Last week the Overseas Development Institute published an excellent report, Working for economic transformation, on generating better jobs in low income countries. The report notes that countries need to make decisions in education policy to match labour market demand: Promoting higher-level technical or university education, more expensive per student, can help facilitate the leap to […]