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Six months ago, Gabriel Demombynes and I wrote a paper about when and why some development projects should use careful impact evaluation. We illustrated our case with a critique of the impact evaluation methods used by the Millennium Villages Project (MVP).
The G-20 is not ordinarily considered a major player in the drive against corruption in international business transactions, but that may be changing.
The Toronto Summit in June 2010 established a working group “to make comprehensive recommendations on how the G-20 can take practical steps to combat corruption.” During the Seoul Summit in November, a coalition of emerging market members of the working group (including Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, and Mexico) quietly joined with the United States to urge China to adopt an anti–foreign bribery law.