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It's All about MeE: Using Structured Experiential Learning ('e') to Crawl the Design Space

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  • Lant Pritchett
  • Salimah Samji
  • Jeffrey S. Hammer

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There is an inherent tension between implementing organizations?which have specific objectives and narrow missions and mandates?and executive organizations?which provide resources to multiple implementing organizations. Ministries of finance/planning/budgeting allocate across ministries and projects/programmes within ministries, development organizations allocate across sectors (and countries), foundations or philanthropies allocate across programmes/grantees.

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  • Lant Pritchett & Salimah Samji & Jeffrey S. Hammer, 2012. "It's All about MeE: Using Structured Experiential Learning ('e') to Crawl the Design Space," WIDER Working Paper Series wp-2012-104, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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    • H43 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Project Evaluation; Social Discount Rate
    • L30 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - General
    • O20 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - General

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