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This article argues that improved feedback on the actual impact of development programs may ensure the success of poverty reduction interventions such as water filters, water pumps, latrines, and cookstoves. Rather than infrequent data collection, more continuous feedback may improve community partnerships through continuous engagement and improved responsiveness. We hope to enable greater cooperation in these programs by separating evidence from advocacy.