What He Said...

When I grow up, I want to be Lant Pritchett. He gives an excellent summary of issues that I've tried to get my head around before.

Lant's big question is "Are interventions being evaluated important for development?". I think the answer is no. The interventions - bed nets, micro-credit, deworming - are crucially important for poverty alleviation. But that does necessarily have anything to do with economic development.

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