January 18, 2019
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If you are born in the U.S. and your son goes to a public primary school, certainly he will go to a class with 10 to 25 fellow students. This teacher to student radio does only happen in 3 out of 10  schools in India, where ratios can go as up as one teacher per 80 students in 10% of the schools. This misallocation of teachers portrays later in educational outcomes, which could be improved if a better distribution of teachers would be done. 

These are the results of the investigation Misallocation of State Capacity? Evidence from Two ...

December 05, 2018
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The Navarra Center for International Development (NCID) Director Luis Ravina paid his annual visit to Nairobi, Kenya, from the last 21st to 26th of November. Research assistant David Soler came with in the trip, where important meetings were held with friends at Strathmore University as well as other colleagues at the east african country.

The core mission of the visit was to strengthen relationships with Strathmore University and particularly its Business School in order to foster a deep collaboration between both in investigation and exchange of researchers. ...

December 04, 2018
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Africa is a synonym of ignorance. A continent three times larger than Europe that disappears from newspaper pages. A continent that only stains the paper when misfortunes happen. It may be in the form of the last Ebola attack, the last conflict sponsored by warlords or the enduring famine that makes the continent receive eyes of rejection and grief.

Reporting well about Africa means informing well, with all its good and bad things. "It would be great to pay attention to what young people do, they are transforming Africa. By doing so you don’t deny that there ...