Gabriel Demombynes and Michael Clemens have proposed a low-cost way to add significant rigor to the Millennium Villages Project evaluation. A healthy debate ensued. The World Bank scheduled a public discussion between Clemens/Demombyne and senior MVP staff for October 27th. That public discussion was canceled for unknown reasons.
We believe that everyone, including the MVP, would benefit from a public discussion of how best to evaluate the impact of the project.
This petition is not an endorsement of the Clemens/Demombynes position or the MVP position. We simply want to hear the viewpoints discussed publicly.
Therefore we are asking the Center for Global Development, the World Bank and the Millennium Villages Project to reschedule the discussion and make it accessible to the public.
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Dennis Whittle, Global Giving
Tom Murphy, A View From The Cave
Paul Hudnut, CSU, @BOPreneur
Saundra Schimmelpfennig, Good Intentions Are Not Enough
Chris Blattman, www.chrisblattman.com
Paul Atherton, Institute for Education
Kate Vyborny, D. Phil Candidate, University of Oxford
Lucas Robinson, London, UK
Holden Karnofsky, GiveWell
Laura Freschi, Development Research Institute
Ben Taylor, Executive Director, Daraja
Vivekananda Nemana, AidWatch
Jacob A. Geller, the Millennium Campus Network