Replication data for: From Proof of Concept to Scalable Policies: Challenges and Solutions, with an Application

Michael Walton, Harini Kannan, Rukmini Banerji, Esther Duflo, Marc Shotland, Shobhini Mukerji, James Berry & Abhijit Banerjee
The promise of randomized controlled trials is that evidence gathered through the evaluation of a specific program helps us—possibly after several rounds of fine-tuning and multiple replications in different contexts—to inform policy. However, critics have pointed out that a potential constraint in this agenda is that results from small \"proof-of-concept\" studies run by nongovernment organizations may not apply to policies that can be implemented by governments on a large scale. After discussing the potential issues,...
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