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Dr. Devarajan's original post and the provocative comments raise several important questions about the effects of information on policy outcomes. And they also have implications for the effects of citizen information on the political process itself. I participated on the mentioned AidData panel at the World Bank with Dr. Devarajan, and we discussed several possibilities for how information may matter in improving anti-poverty programs, how it might transform politics, and how we can measure these effects concretely. We indeed have much to learn. Along these lines, my colleagues ant I at AidData and BYU's Political Economy and Development Lab have multiple projects underway aimed squarely at measuring the effects of information on development outcomes and the fight against political corruption. You can read more at