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Understanding What Works and What Doesn't: Why Qualitative …

At the recent “Reaching the Poorest Global Meeting 2012” in Paris, I had the privilege of participating in a research panel, alongside Esther Duflo from JPAL and Dean Karlan from IPA. We were tasked to present key findings from our respective evaluations of the CGAP-Ford Graduation pilot programs. While the other panellists shared results from randomized control trials, my role was to share insights from qualitative research across programs in Haiti, India, Pakistan, and Ethiopia.Why invest in qualitative research, given the rigorous impact results from the RCTs? Taking a long, deep look into the lives of program participants is essential for understanding the nuances behind the RCT results. Simply put, it gives you a more complete picture of what works, what doesn’t – and why: how the process of change unfolded in the lives of participants, why some participants succeed while others did not, and where RCT results show no net impact (as in the case of SKS in India), the qualitative research managed to explain where things went wrong.To gauge participants’ perspectives on how they felt they progressed in the program, our researchers conducted a ‘staircase’ exercise, where the bottom step represents ‘extreme hardship’, and the top step represents ‘complete security and happiness.’ Participants placed themselves on the staircase in the first interview, and the concluding interview (from six months to two years after the program ended), and articulated their movement. Continue reading

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Bullying – In an unforgiving jungle… survival is the key

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Sharebar One can guess that social hierarchy begins at school where peer boundaries are set, and thus begins the formation of unusually contrived rules to define kids. Here you have the upper class of popular kids, your studious unpopular ones, and the typical tag-along spectators. When the school starts, it becomes an unforgiving jungle … and survival is the key.While pacifism is an ideal notion, it loses its grip in this brutal playground war that takes place almost daily at school. Continue reading

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5 Steps to Building Self-Confidence: Step 1-Remember Your Past …

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