Monitoring Works: Getting Teachers to Come to School

@article{Duflo2005MonitoringWG,
  title={Monitoring Works: Getting Teachers to Come to School},
  author={Esther Duflo and Rema Hanna},
  journal={Randomized Social Experiments eJournal},
  year={2005}
}
  • E. Duflo, R. Hanna
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Political Science
  • Randomized Social Experiments eJournal
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