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Author Munk, Nina, author.

Title The idealist : Jeffrey Sachs and the quest to end poverty / Nina Munk.

Publication Info. New York : Doubleday, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  362.5 MUNK    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  362.5 MUN    Check Shelf
Edition First American edition.
Description viii, 260 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Shock therapy -- Ahmed Maalim Mohamed -- The end of poverty -- It doesn't get harder than this -- Every problem has a solution -- Everything is written -- It will be sweet like honey -- A pipe dream -- Complacency and fear -- David Siriri -- A green revolution -- Awaire, awaire -- Capitalist philanthropy -- Setbacks -- Insha'allah -- I am thinking we are not ready for this -- A very tall order -- I have been failed by the markets -- Misinformation and politics -- A version of progress -- What mistake has Ahmed done? -- An island of success -- I cry for Ahmed -- It is what it is.
Summary A powerful portrayal of Jeffrey Sachs's ambitious quest to end global poverty. As Secretary General of the United Nations and author of Fools Rush In Sachs argues that extreme poverty is a solvable problem, drawing on success stories from his daring five-year Millennium Villages Project experiment in Africa to demonstrate how specific initiatives can enable profound positive changes.
Subject Sachs, Jeffrey.
Millennium Villages (Project)
Community development -- Africa.
Poverty -- International cooperation.
Economic development projects -- Africa.
Poverty -- Africa.
ISBN 9780385525817: $26.95
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