Thursday, October 13, 2011

Is Jeffrey Sachs in a highway to hell?

Here again is Jeffrey Sachs trying to make a public defense of the evaluation of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP).

He claims that "MVP is based on rigorous measurement, detailed comparison of the villages with other sites, and peer-reviewed science." He claims  list of the scientific publications{the list was deleted!} publications using MVP data, but (with all respect) non of the journals that were in the list before the page was deleted  is specialized in development economics or impact evaluation. Even more, I think he ought to directly address the "scientific counterevidence", like the one from the CGD guys (more about this here).

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, maybe Sachs is in a highway to hell.... on the positive side, I at least must say that I admire that he is not comfortable with staying at his office to give advice to the world, but he tries to implement some real policies.

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