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I recently made a public plea for rigorous evaluation of the U.N. Millennium Village Project (MVP), an experimental effort to break African villages out of poverty traps with a large package of outside assistance. The public response from the MVP left me puzzled.
I attended a conference convened and hosted by Jean-Michel Severino, the head of the French bilateral agency, outside Paris last week. The question participants addressed was: What should be the goals of the international development community in the post-MDG period after 2015? Should the MDGs be retrofitted and complemented with g