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In the early pages of his new book on "economics for a crowded planet", Jeffrey Sachs makes the point that the challenges he is addressing don't conform to the neat theories and divisions of academic research. What's more, they vary in important detail from place to place. Tackling the linked scourges of global poverty and environmental disaster will depend on pragmatic, inter-disciplinary solutions to specific problems. This "new approach to development practice" is now the consensus among serious economists in development economics, which for many decades was an ideologically-riven battleground of competing theories.

When it develops this kind of pragmatic detail, and you sense the hinterland of researchers in many disciplines at the Columbia University Earth Institute (where Sachs is director), the book is at its most impressive. Much less persuasive are the grandiose, big-picture passages. Their message – "all we need to do is X" – in fact undermines the convincing detail. Sachs has been criticised by other development economists (most publicly, Bill Easterly) for over-simplifying problems and solutions.

As it happens, my nephew Sam Rich works as a development consultant in East Africa and visited, in its early days, one of the Millennium Villages in Kenya. He wrote a slightly sceptical scholarly article, arguing that more money was having a helpful impact but was not enough to solve the governance problems which affect so many African countries. After the publication of this article, Sachs got in touch to persuade Sam that his interpretation was wrong, and the project would succeed. Who could fail to warm to that passion and sense of purpose? But, equally, the passion alone won't solve the problems.

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