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David Roodman's Microfinance Open Book Blog


Last year at my suggestion, CGD adopted a policy on data and code transparency. Unless there is a good reason not to, we are to publicly post all data and computer code behind our work.

Rather pathetic, then, that only now, two months after the release of my book, have I posted the data and code.

You can find most of the figures and tables in the Excel spreadsheets. But a couple of figures were generated in Stata. Both the Excel and Stata files contain queries to a SQL Server database, which is also available. Microsoft offers a free version of SQL Server, but it requires expertise to use.

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