Always be willing to look back and ask hard questions about what you have done. In the end, you are intervening in people’s lives, and that carries enormous responsibility.

It is perhaps no coincidence that the development community’s biggest successes — eradication initiatives like polio and smallpox — are precisely the ones that made monitoring central to their work. 

Read: Ned Breslin's (PopTech 2010) piece on Measuring impact over time from our most recent Edition - Made to Measure: The new science of impact.

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