The End of Poverty by Jeffrey D. Sachs
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The landmark exploration of economic prosperity and how the world can escape from extreme poverty for the world's poorest citizens, from one  of the world's most renowned economists

Hailed by Time as one of the world's hundred most influential people, Jeffrey D. Sachs is renowned for his work around the globe advising economies in crisis. Now a classic of its genre, The End of Poverty distills more than thirty years of experience to offer a uniquely informed vision of the steps that can transform impoverished countries into prosperous ones. Marrying vivid storytelling with rigorous analysis, Sachs lays out a clear conceptual map of the world economy. Explaining his own work in Bolivia, Russia, India, China, and Africa, he offers an integrated set of solutions to the interwoven economic, political, environmental, and social problems that challenge the world's poorest countries.
Ten years after its initial publication, The End of Poverty remains an indispensible and influential work. In this 10th anniversary edition, Sachs presents an extensive new foreword assessing the progress of the past decade, the work that remains to be done, and how each of us can help. He also looks ahead across the next fifteen years to 2030, the United Nations' target date for ending extreme poverty, offering new insights and recommendations.

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About Jeffrey D. Sachs

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JEFFREY D. SACHS is the Director of The Earth Institute and professor of health policy and management at Columbia University. He is also special advisor to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: From 2002 to 2006, he was special advisor on the Millennium Development Goals, designed to reduce extreme poverty, disease, and hunger by the year 2015. In 2004 and 2005 he was named among the 100 most influential leaders in the world by Time magazine. Prior to joining Columbia, he spent more than twenty years at Harvard University.

Author Residence: New York City

Author Hometown: Detroit, MI
Published February 28, 2006 by Penguin Books. 416 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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(“Americans,” Sachs exhorts, “forget that they inherited a vast continent rich in natural resources.”) Taking issue with international-development economists concerned mostly with capital and credit formation, Sachs urges an account of poverty that takes a multifaceted view of the kinds of capita...

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One of the most dramatic passages consists of a Sachs colleague calling him from Warsaw a week after radical reforms were implemented in Poland to say, ''Jeff, there are goods in the stores!'' The heart of the book is Sachs's forceful analysis of the causes of extreme global poverty, his pro...

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The End of Poverty by Jeffrey Sachs 396pp, Allen Lane, £20 A few years ago, Jeffrey Sachs - superstar economic adviser to 100 governments and Kofi Annan, Bono's chum and global development guru - dropped in on a group of drought-affected Malawian subsistence farmers near Lilongwe.

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Huffington Post

From left to right, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Head of the...

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Huffington Post

Happiness Day doesn't mean we've arrived at happiness, but it does mean that we've recognized that happiness is our goal -- and that our societies need to work harder to promote the things that really matter in the 21st century.

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Spirituality & Practice

Most people are unaware of the daily struggles for survival, and of the vast numbers of impoverished people around the world who lose that struggle."

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Socialist Review

This might have led to a drop in poverty in Vietnam (although 35 percent of the population still live below the poverty line while the gap between the country's rich and poor grows greater), but it has pushed coffee producers elsewhere in the world into greater poverty.

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Project MUSE

Sachs calls for targeted education in places like Africa where the majority of the people live in remote, unconnected villages.

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Project MUSE

He charts the historical evolution in global development, framing both world wars and their after-effects as a great rupture in the linear path to global progress, and squarely places his belief in the transmission of technology as the key to development.

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India Today

How could India avoid domination by a new East India Company?

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