There have been problems. ... I think most of them have been dealt with at this point
a standard that Europeans created basically for their own purposes.
in a matter of days.
If you don't have those other conditions, you can put huge amounts of money into aid programs and they'll be ineffective.
Bono and many other very well-intentioned people have really never actually run aid programs and seen what happens
If you put too much aid too quickly into weak institutions, where there isn't capacity, you have corruption, and the programs don't work.
This fund will mainly help pay salaries of government officials and equip their offices.
The physical evidence of the mess is a reminder every hour of the day that everything is gone, ... restore a sense of hope that they are not being forgotten and not being lost.
You have to make changes to the capacity of governments to manage programs, to write the right laws, to have the rule of law
I am uncomfortable when any head of state that is tyrannical and predatory comes to a conference like this, and he (Mugabe) fits that category. He is causing the crisis in Zimbabwe.
It takes four months to ship food aid and 40 percent of the cost is in the shipping. People cannot eat shipping costs. We have had people die when there are surpluses in the markets.
Development does not take place in Washington, DC. Development takes place in the rest of the world.