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More Than Good Intentions by Dean Karlan
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Jun 11, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: economics-activism
Read on June 11, 2011

This is about quantifying the results of efforts to combat world poverty so that funds and resources can be used more effectively. This sounds horribly dry and boring but is actually extremely interesting. I'm about half way through the book after about 3 hours.

I just finished the book and I'm very impressed with the ideas in it. This is not a highly technical book with lots of economics jargon and complex mathematics. But if you are interested in helping eliminate world poverty it shows specific instances where testing the results of anti-poverty programs has helped improve the outcome.

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