John Donaldson in the Asian Wall Street Journal

John Donaldson, author of Small Works: Poverty and Economic Development in Southwestern China, coauthored (with Curtis S. Chen) an editorial in the August 22, 2011, edition of the Asian Wall Street Journal. The editorial is behind a paywall, but it includes praise for the kind of project, on the kind of scale, emphasized in Donaldson’s book:

“Leaders in China and throughout Asia need a new attitude toward infrastructure. Instead of choosing projects that are direct providers of employment—or prestige—they should focus on projects that will have more meaningful economic and human results. That means more farm-to-market roads, fewer superhighways. More basic irrigation, fewer megadams. These kinds of projects often make more of a difference for the poor and can help funnel the fruits of growth to more people.”

John Donaldson in the Asian Wall Street Journal