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2012 Annual Conference | Debates in Development: The Search for Answers


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DRI’s annual conference took place on March 22, 2012 at the Great Hall at Cooper Union. More than 700 guests attended to take part in open, direct discussions about evaluation and the search for answers in development. In a post-conference survey, 70 percent of respondents said the conference changed the way they think about aid and development.

In addition, Abhijit Banerjee and Angus Deaton, two of the most brilliant development economists of our time, squared off at the conference. A detailed roundup of the fight can be found here.

Photos credit to the wonderful Annie Klink. Click to enlarge.


Videos (courtesy NYU-TV)


Session I: Development Goals, Evaluation, and Learning from Projects in Africa






Keynote Address: Finding Answers in the Global Market

Session III: Searching for Answers with Randomized Experiments

Blog Coverage

The DRI Conference by the Numbers by Laura Freschi and Tanja Goodwin
DRI Debates Quick Hitters by Tom Murphy
Planners, Evaluators, and Entrepreneurs by Ian Thorpe
Thoughts on DRI Debates: The Search for Answers by mariaranderson
DRI Debates: A Summary in Tweets by Tom Murphy
Friends, Family, and Fools by Chevelle Dixon

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