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Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty
  • By Nina Munk
$12.29
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Bloomberg - Forbes - The Spectator

Recipient of Foreign Policy's 2013 Albie Award

In 2006, Jeffrey Sachs--celebrated economist, special advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations, and author of the influential bestseller The End of Poverty-- launched the Millennium Villages Project, a daring, $120-million experiment designed to test his theories about ending poverty. For six years, Nina Munk shadowed Sachs on his trips to Africa, listened in on conversations with heads-of-state and humanitarian organizations, and immersed herself in the lives of people in two remote African villages. Munk came to understand the real-life issues that challenge Sachs's formula for ending global poverty. The Idealist is the profound and moving story of what happens when the abstract theories of a brilliant, driven man meet the realities of human life.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780767929424
    • Manufacturer: Random House
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780767929424
    • Publication Date: 09/09/2014
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Nina Munk
    • Page Count: 288
    • Width: 5.17 inches
    • Height: 0.58 inches
    • Length: 8.23 inches
    • Weight: 0.81 pounds
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