Phone surveys to monitor the impact of COVID-19 in Ethiopia

Laterite is working with the World Bank to understand how COVID-19 is affecting Ethiopian households and businesses.


The economic geography of Rwandan cities

How can Rwanda share the benefits of urbanization across its secondary cities?


Two methods for one model: which works best?

A month on, we share what we have learned about our new tool that uses synthetic control methods to make COVID-19 predictions.


Data collection and COVID-19: insights on phone surveys

Face-to-face data collection isn't possible during COVID-19 - so how do phone surveys measure up?


Using synthetic control methods to model the progression of COVID-19

A new way of using synthetic control methods to model predictions

Insights News

Proof of concept: using Markov Chains to predict trends in Rwanda's school system

Laterite’s proof of concept shows that it is possible to use Markov chains and available data to create evidence-based models to support planning and decision-making for the education sector.



Ain’t no mountain high enough: collecting data in Ethiopia

Laterite Ethiopia’s Data Manager, Fitsum Dagmawi, shares four things he thinks about when planning data collection projects in Ethiopia.


Transforming research: Laterite’s 2019 in review

Laterite co-founders Dimitri Stoelinga and Sachin Gathani share highlights from another busy year for the company.


Who pays more for trees – tea plantations or coffin makers?

Tessa Ahner-McHaffie writes about her work with the One Acre Fund


What's it like to work at Laterite Rwanda?

Laterite Summer/Fall Associate Daniela Prigozhina shares her experiences from four months of living and working in Kigali.


Policy Brief: Dropout and repetition in Rwandan schools

Towards evidence-based policies to improve the quality of education


Policy brief: Kigali's unplanned settlements

What do we know about unplanned settlements in Kigali, Rwanda?


Blog: Highlights from the UKFIET conference in Oxford

Laterite Managing Partner Dimitri Stoelinga shares his reflections on the UKFIET education and development forum held on 17-19 September 2019.


Policy brief: School-to-work transitions

How are secondary education systems in sub-Saharan Africa preparing youth for the transition to work?


Laterite research featured at MIT & Institute for New Economic Thinking Summer Workshop

Laterite presented two studies at the MIT Media Lab & Institute for New Economic Thinking Young Scholars Initiative Summer Workshop on 5-7 August 2018.

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SurveyCTO profiles Laterite's innovative Enumerator Management System

SurveyCTO interviews Laterite's Josep, Anirudh and Ganesh about our enumerator management system


Preparing youth for productive employment in Rwanda

Laterite identified six key areas where additional research would help inform policy making on the youth employment challenge in Rwanda.

Publications Insights News

When International Child Labor definitions meet reality

A study on child labor in Rwanda’s tea growing areas.


Laterite Fellow, Ashley Pople, reflects on her time in Rwanda

Two months into her summer fellowship, we sat down with Ashley Pople to speak with her about her experience at Laterite. 


Introducing a new impact evaluation technique for the global economy

A new way of thinking about economic comparisons and counter-factual analysis

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Rwanda’s Economy: An Introduction in 4 Graphs

The state of Rwanda's economy explained in 4 simple graphs. 

Events Insights

Laterite Book on Rwanda's industrial sector available on Amazon

Laterite's book, "Understanding Rwanda's Agribusiness & Manufacturing Sectors", profiles Rwanda's industrial development and its leading companies. 

Publications News

Laterite Launches PhD Hub - Interview with Leander Heldring

Interview with PhdHub's first fellow: Leander Heldring, a PhD candidate at Oxford University

Interviews News

Five questions with Laterite's Sachin Gathani

Read Vijana FM's interview with Laterite's Sachin Gathani


World Bank Development Impact Blog Discusses Laterite Paper

David McKenzie at the World Bank Development blog discusses the merits of Laterite's new paper on Impact Evaluation  

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Laterite launches paper and book at IGC Conference

A new paper and book on Rwanda's industrial development and export sector

Events Publications

Laterite presents insights on conducting Impact Evaluations for Education programs

Laterite discusses research & evaluation strategies with organisations involved in DFID's Innovation for Education Program

Events Insights

"Proximity Controls" Published in Journal of Globalization and Development

Laterite paper on "Proximity Controls" published in the Journal of Globalization & Development