The New Transparency in Development Economics: Lessons from the Millennium Villages Controversy - Working Paper 342
Center For Global Development
In this paper, Michael Clemens and Gabriel Demombynes discuss how a new transparency is changing the debate about what works.
At the time, the Project trashed us personally. It said we were obstructing "the alleviation of suffering".
All we wanted was transparent and independent social science, which is the right way to alleviate suffering. That has finally arrived.