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.


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

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


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.


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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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.


Rwanda’s Economy: An Introduction in 4 Graphs

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

Events Insights

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