Measuring impact is at the core of D-Rev’s work. Not only does user feedback help us to iterate in the design process and continually improve our products for our users, but more than that impact is the heart of our mission – it justifies our work, publishing our impact data gets you, our supporters and [...]
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We love that Bill Gates is banging the measurement gong. Looooove it! For those of you who may have missed it, Mr. Gates’ 2013 Annual letter came out a few days ago. He mentioned measurement or variations of it of 38 times (compare to 23 times for innovation, last year’s theme). His letter was preceded [...]
Thank you to Meg Wirth, founder of Maternova, for this entry.
Randomized control trials have long been considered the “gold standard” of medical research. RCTs are typically large-scale studies that randomly assign individuals to an intervention or control group in order to measure the positive or negative effects of the intervention.Their results are often regarded as irrefutable proof, for they compare how one group responds to a treatment against how an identical group fares without it.
I’ve spent a lot of time in Afghanistan and the mountains of northern Pakistan, so family and friends have been asking me what I think of the Three Cups of Tea dust-up.
As it happens, I went to see Greg Mortenson’s work in 2000. I was en route to Kabul when I got word that the friend with whom I was to work had been unexpectedly jailed by the Taliban for overstaying his visa. He got along with his captors pretty well, and they said they’d let him out soon, but I was left with couple of weeks on my hands. I had heard of Greg’s work and knew the region, so I thought I’d go up and have a look. I got in touch with Greg, who was in China, and we agreed to meet up in Hunza.