We are now roughly 15 years into the new era of experimental evaluation of programs to fight extreme poverty. It has been a wild ride, as experimentalists have applied randomized controlled trials through a long backlog of programs—representing billions of dollars of annual spending—that had previously been evaluated using flawed methods or simply assumed to work. Among all the insights and controversies from this new approach, one of the more positive surprises has been cash transfers:...

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