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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and humane, 29 Jan 2012
This review is from: Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty (Hardcover)
This is one of the best public policy books I have ever read. By painstakingly piecing together rigorous evidence from research Banerjee and Duflo step behind the aid good/bad debate and look at how the poor really live - and how it might be possible to design policy interventions which can help them live their lives better and possibly lead out of poverty. Full of insight about "development" - but also very relevant to the way developed countries make policies for themselves and where policy goes wrong when it falls foul of the three Is - ignorance, ideology and inertia. and even better, it is compellingly written
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