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Weekly links March 8: Crime, working in development and celebrating international women’s day

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IPA Summary of Chris Blattman and co-authors’ recent work on policing crime in Bogota On Twitter this week, Chris Blattman pointed out an interesting essay on the reductive seduction of other people's problems -- from 2016 but really still relevant.  And on to International Women's Day.... Over on the IFPRI blog, Katrina Kosec gives us ...

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  • IPA Summary of Chris Blattman and co-authors’ recent work on policing crime in Bogota

  • On Twitter this week, Chris Blattman pointed out an interesting essay on the reductive seduction of other people's problems -- from 2016 but really still relevant.

 And on to International Women's Day....

  • Over on the IFPRI blog, Katrina Kosec gives us a roundup on aspirations and why they might matter for gender equality, as well as other evidence.    

In case you haven't been paying attention, a shocking amount of the data out there isn't even sex disaggregated.  

  • On the CGD blog, Sylvia Gabriela Andrade and Mayra Buvinic talk about gender data and what it tells us in Mexico. 
  • Today Data2x and Open Data Watch released a new report on sex disaggregated data in sub-Saharan Africa.    It turns out the glass is either half empty or half full:   48% of gender-relevant indicators are missing or lack sex-disaggregated data.   

And, if you want to celebrate International Women's Day (that's tomorrow folks) in London -- the Evening Standard has a guide for you.   

Markus Goldstein
Markus Goldstein is a development economist with experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, and South Asia. He is currently the Gender Practice Leader in the Africa Region and a Lead Economist in the Research Group of the World Bank. His current research centers on issues of gender and economic activity, focusing on agriculture and small scale enterprises. He is currently involved in a number of impact evaluations on these topics across Africa. Markus has taught at the London School of Economics, the University of Ghana, Legon, and Georgetown University. He holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.

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