March 18, 2018

An evaluation puzzle: Many hands”

In its report, CARE say they saved the villagers from being swept away in the flood.

A critic argues, even if CARE hadn’t intervened (counterfactual), the villagers wouldn’t have been swept away, because there was a surplus of aid agencies around with suitable boats, and most of them in fact had nothing to do. Ergo, CAREs contribution didn’t make any difference.

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