Lessons in Data

Last week I experienced another great example of just how much careful data analysis matters in research. Anne Bernier and I began working on a new blog post for AidData on development assistance to Morocco, looking specifically at aid before and after sweeping domestic legal reforms in 2004 which granted greater rights and status to women. After I pulled information on aid commitments to Morocco over the last decade, I began examining the projects for noticeable changes between the years before the reforms and the years after–and specifically if anything about the “gender-related aid” changed after the reforms, indicating a response by donors.

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