3 Metrics Mania afflicts the fight against poverty

A lot of people who say they want to help poor people — the aid and development community — have been getting really nasty with each other lately. Why? In part, it’s because fighting poverty is messy and hard to measure. At the center of this nastiness is a well-known…

0 Metrics Mania: Background on the latest Millennium Villages flap

A quick chronology of the recent flap over Sachs and the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) ————————————————————————————————————————————– First came this report in The Lancet that reported in MVP communities – Child mortality rapidly declined over three years The news media, like The Guardian, reports this – Child mortality down by a…