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Working in Nairobi on Kenya and South Sudan, my colleagues and I spend much of our time worrying about implementation. There are lots of ideas for tackling poverty, many supported by rigorous small-scale evaluations (and many that are not). The hard part is making those ideas work in practice and on a large scale through governments. The challenge of implementation is illustrated by an intriguing paper I saw presented a couple weeks ago at the Annual Conference of the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) at Oxford University.
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Contract teachers in Kenya