19 January 2012

How to Pitch a Softball to Sachs

JM Jeff, you are outspoken about results-based aid – but people often take the opportunity to have a pop. Does that ever get to you?  
JS I think there are two things that are completely different. One is the words, and there's a lot of words flying around. And then there is the fact of malaria down 40% over a decade. Believe me, the only thing that matters is the second one. 
There's a lot of verbiage around this issue – a lot of it by critics who don't seem to ever leave their offices, don't know what's happening in the field, don't really see it. 
...and on to Bono with the next question.

Read the full interview on the Guardian Development site.

HT Bill Easterly