TED: Esther Duflo – Social experiments to fight poverty

via TED:

Alleviating poverty is more guesswork than science, and lack of data on aid’s impact raises questions about how to provide it. But Clark Medal-winner Esther Duflo says it’s possible to know which development efforts help and which hurt — by testing solutions with randomized trials.

She also got featured on Edge recently for winning the Clark Medal.

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