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This article argues that, although effective strategic choices for achieving
global development goals need to be based on assessments of the costs and
benefits of alternative approaches, existing methods of arriving at such
assessments are highly unreliable, in particular deriving from implausible
and restrictive assumptions and often depending on data of poor quality,
and on the pretence that the future can be adequately known. Such
weaknesses can be mitigated, but not easily overcome, without abandoning
deeply held technocratic presumptions.