Laterite’s Fred Nkubito is off to Manchester University

Fred Nkubito joined Laterite in October 2014 after working on a number of projects with researchers from Tulane University. In that time he has worked as a senior Field Supervisor on the Data Team.   He has been an integral part of some of Laterite’s biggest projects – a case study on Rural Women's Employment and [...]

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Laterite Launches PhD Hub – Interview with Leander Heldring

Why do some societies manage to raise taxes efficiently while some others don’t? What are the roles of the state and history in the process? These are some of the fascinating questions Leander Heldring, a PhD candidate in Economics at Oxford, is investigating. In close collaboration with Laterite, and with the support of the International Growth Centre [...]

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Laterite Intern Ashley Pople Reflects On Her Time in Rwanda

In February 2015, after finishing an honours degree in Economics at the University of Cape Town, Ashley Pople joined the Laterite team for a 4-month internship with the Research team. Upon arrival, Ashley jumped right in, leading the implementation of an impact evaluation of a Plan International educational project. She also worked on one of [...]

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Rethinking Economics Blog interviews Laterite

“Economics is still in its early stages of development. When you go into an economics course, you should go in with a sense that this is a discipline that will change a lot in the next few years. Be anti-disciplinary. Do not let intellectual boundaries confine you.” Read the rest of Dimitri Stoelinga’s interview with […]

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5 questions with Laterite’s Sachin Gathani

“Laterite’s model is based on the idea that you need to have an excellent understanding of the local context to be able to deliver good advice. It is also based on the premises that socio-economic research is a rapidly evolving profession and that we have a role to play in testing and developing new tools […]

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Laterite speaks at Links 2013 conference at MIT

MIT’s Links 2013 conference was hands down one of the best conferences we’ve ever attended. An anti-disciplinary event, with people from many different fields – focusing on themes as diverse as quantifying Shakespearean drama to predicting global epidemic mobility – the conference brought together people interested in networks, design, visualizations, economic complexity and development. It […]

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Laterite discusses structure of Rwanda’s export sector at UNU Wider Conference in Helsinki

Today, Laterite presented at the UNU Wider Conference on industrialization and exports in developing countries, entitled “Learning to Compete”. Click here to see the conference website. The topic of our presentation: Rwanda’s exports sector. We were in a panel called “Exports, Learning and Industrialization” and discussed findings from a paper that we completed last year […]

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