Friday, January 11, 2008
Too harsh on Sachs?
Perhaps I've been too hard on Jeffrey Sachs. Jeff Ooi blogged about how Sachs brought up some development issues which the Malaysian government needed to take into account in the state of Sabah. Plus, you can see some shots of Sachs visiting some of the more rural and poorer parts of Sabah, which is not usual for a renowned academic to do. Hopefully, he'll publish a paper evaluating both the successes and shortcomings of the government's policies on poverty reduction, especially in states like Sabah and Sarawak.