Useful Links

Practical tips for applying for a PhD

Slides on how to prepare for PhD applications 


Working on policy evaluation

Check out J-pal's library of practical resources for researchers undertaking randomized evaluations!

Are you a Research Assistant? We have a list of tips (and recommendations!)  to help you start off on the right foot! Check it out! --> Applied Tips for Applied Micro RAs

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Other Research Centers/Think Tanks/Development Labs  

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD)

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

Institute for Fiscal Studies, Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo)



Impact Evaluation in Practice, Second Edition. 2016. 

Gertler, Paul J., Sebastian Martinez, Patrick Premand, Laura B. Rawlings, and Christel M. J. Vermeersch. Washington, DC: Inter-American DevelopmentBank and World Bank.

The Impact of Education Programmes on Learning and School Participation in Low- and Middle-income Countries.  September 2016. Snilstveit et al. International Intitiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), Systematic Review n. 7.


Development Blogs

World Bank Development Impact Blog



COVID-19 in Developing countries

Register for the new Virtual Development Economics Seminar Series (VDEV)!! Tuesdays at 5 pm (starting May 12th).

The EEA built up a registry of Covid19 related projects so that researchers can see what others are doing. Great idea, check it out! =>

IPA is launching Research for Effective COVID-19 Responses, you can find it here! =>

Blog posts:

— Damien de Walque blog post: Projecting the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic: A review of available tools

— Berk Ozler blog post: What can low-income countries do to provide relief for the poor and the vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic? 

— Yale Insights

— David Evans Article: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

— David Evans Article: How Will COVID-19 Affect Women and Girls in Low- and Middle-Income Countries?

Books, articles and press releases:

— Social Protection and Jobs Responses to COVID-19

— CEPR: Economics in the time of COVID-19

World Bank


— Global Partnership

Teaching material:

— Matt Lowe teaching slides on COVID-19 in developing countries


— COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices in urban slums in Nairobi, Kenya

— International Survey on Coronavirus

Other resources:

— Economics Webinars during times of COVID-19

— Research funding for COVID projects