Donor fatigue presents a thorny challenge for aid organizations around the world. Many would-be altruists are deterred from donating to charity because they feel their contributions won’t make a difference, and decades of failed aid policy seem to corroborate that sentiment. According to economist Esther Duflo, a co-recipient of the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, micro experiments can help policy makers hit upon the best and most effectiveness poverty alleviation measures, allowing charities to target and eliminate causes of poverty more precisely.
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Development economist Esther Duflo is a co-recipient of the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
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