Category Archives: Evaluation

For Good Or For Ill? Community Impact in Global Service-Learning

While there is a growing body of research relating to community outcomes of global service-learning projects, one of the challenges the field faces is becoming increasingly specific and nuanced about both understanding and – to the extent possible – working … Continue reading

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Are International Service-Learning Projects Sustainable? Where is the focus on the community?

By Nora Reynolds I come to this work as a practitioner- as a founding member and vice president of an international non-profit organization ( In 2002, as a 21 year old recent college graduate, I traveled to rural Nicaragua with … Continue reading

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Evaluating Development Interventions: Esther Duflo

Esther Duflo shares her insights as MIT economist and director of the Poverty Action Lab, where she and colleagues have developed randomized evaluations to answer critical questions relating to poverty alleviation. Mentioned in the previous post on teaching resources and evaluating development interventions.

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Kony 2012 and Policy Prescription. More Teaching Resources to Step into the Bigger Picture

The viral video phenomenon does contain a policy prescription: capture Kony. While much of the debate and criticism relates to concern with misrepresentation or lack of agency for Ugandans in the video, focusing analysis on the action suggested for governments … Continue reading

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