Matt Berkley (not verified)
October 08, 2012
Dear Professor Basu,
I apologise for taking your time with what may seem a small matter, but may I ask what your policy will be for comments on the blog?
I left a comment a few weeks ago - a question for Dr Ravallion on the adequacy of data for discussions of inequality and poverty. This does not seem to me a small matter, since research results are used to inform policy.
Neither it nor my follow-up query resulted in the comment being published.
The comment was to:
This could raise a question how far the World Bank is open to dissenting views, so it might be useful to both readers and those affected by policies if you could clarify the situation.