Here on the blog, we followed the progress of the Millennium villages project, a joint initiative of the United Nations and Earth Institute the Colombia-which has introduced a set of development interventions in health, education, agriculture and infrastructure in 14 "clusters" of the villages in 10 African countries.
In response to a paper by Michael Clemens and Gabriel Demombynes criticism, the architects of HP issued a statement last week that they said "clarifies"some misunderstandings"base"on the projet.Cette statement has attracted our attention because - I say - what it really is to reframe the debate on the draft and redefine the success of the project in terms different and less ambitious.""
"Objective"project MVP architects write,"is to achieve the Millennium development goals in sites of the project, as a contribution to the achievement of more broad of the Millennium Development Goals (evaluation Millennium villages: response to Clemens and Demombynes, October 2010, emphasis in original) important .Aussi, say, is to clarify that the MVP is not:" DVL not tests a rigid Protocol for the implementation of post-testing focused on the OMDLe MVP is not claiming or to provide a single or "optimal" model to achieve the Millennium development goals. ""
This is acceptable, unless you've read many other MVPs project reports and documents which clearly describe the other, different, main objectives and indicators of success.
Therefore, in this context, what is more revealing about this new statement is that it does not say.It does not mention that improvements in the villages will be stand-alone, or even working towards self-sufficiency by 2015, although this concept has been given, announced as "a central proposal that underlie the concept of the Millennium villages" time (MVP FAQ, late 2006) list.it this case, clarification seems more like a retreat one away ambitious claims as soon as optimistic project.
The new definition of HP also backs away from talking about interventions "initiated a unique integrated project" which will serve as a "proof of concept that the poverty trap can be overcome" (as stated in the above document PNAS) when done, the impact of the project as an integrated whole system can be demonstrated, MVP argues, because some of the same improvements to work in the villages of the Millennium (nets impregnated with insecticide, subsidized fertilizer and seeds, for example) are also present in numerous surrounding villages.
Previously, the project has been defined in its own materials as an experiment in research (a "proof of concept" performed at the first "research villages") to prove that a set of interventions delivered development in particular can help lift the very poor living in rural poverty in the new wording jamais.Dans Africa of today, the MVP is a way to show that spending amounting to approximately equal to 100 per cent of village income per capita on interventions already "proven", for a period of 10 years, it may allow the village, at least a moment in time by 2015, through the arrival line delimited by the Millennium development goals.
If the project continues to define success in the narrower terms, it will effectively be focus away from any obligation to show that the positive aspects in the Millennium villages are self-sustaining beyond of the life of 10 years of the project, or to prove that they are in fact a result of the project itself.
Screen shot from the top of the World Bank Africa Can… Put an end to poverty Blog last Friday:
This notice was supprimé.Voici that same blog, at the bottom of the post today says:
Update: another view of Chris Blattman.
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