Burundi in Crisis: Election Violence and Democracy in Question

Today, only the incumbent, Nkurunziza, ran in the election, and initial reports suggest a low voter turn out due to a boycott by the opposition and fears of violence. These together with reports of ten grenade attacks around the country strongly suggests that democracy is in question and Burundi is in [...]

The Importance of Evaluation

Abhijit Banerjee, co-founder of the MIT Poverty Action Lab, expresses the need for and value of proper evaluation in a recent article:

“Politicians prefer not to be told that they need to wait three years before they can launch their flagship programme; journalists prefer stories about grand successes to qualified endorsements; donors want to eliminate poverty today, [...]