Improving Economic Development Research

Studying how to alleviate poverty and improve health

  • Summary of the problem: While there is already a lot of research on improving developed world economic outcomes, there is still much that could be learned. The value of information could be high.
  • Summary of solutions: Conduct high-quality research establishing which global poverty interventions are the most promising.
  • General sense: There is already a lot of investment in this space, but the value of information has not yet been assessed. It’s possible for research to be highly cost-effective but there are far too many unknowns.