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1. The Millennium Villages Project is:
a foreign aid effort to boost development in Africa
a foreign aid effort to convert clusters of villages into small cities by 2030
a foreign aid effort to bring modern “millennial” technology to developing countries
2. The aid expenditure for the Millennium Villages Project is about $110/per capita, per year. In some cases, this nearly doubles the amount of the economy. As a result of this expenditure, we observe _________________ in the Millennium Villages.
decreased child mortality and increased use of bed nets
increased cell phone ownership and schooling
both a. and b.
3. Which of the following is one reason it is difficult to evaluate the effectiveness of the Millennium Villages Project?
Despite the presence of experts in the Millennium Villages, data is almost impossible to obtain
Villages are pre-selected for the project, so the results may be due to a selection effect.
Researchers who study the project do not work with the project personally, so their judgment of the project is likely biased
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