The Idealist : Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty
by Nina Munk


Overview - 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780767929424
  • ISBN-10: 076792942X
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Page Count: 260
  • Dimensions: 8.23 x 5.17 x 0.58 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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