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The End of Poverty : How We Can Make it Happen in Our Lifetime - Jeffrey Sachs

The End of Poverty

How We Can Make it Happen in Our Lifetime

By: Jeffrey Sachs, Bono (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 7th April 2005
ISBN: 9780141018669
Number Of Pages: 416

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Jeffrey Sachs draws on his remarkable 25 years' experience to offer a thrilling and inspiring vision of the keys to economic success in the world today. Marrying vivid storytelling with acute analysis, he sets the stage by drawing a conceptual map of the world economy and explains why, over the past 200 years, wealth and poverty have diverged and evolved across the planet, and why the poorest nations have been so markedly unable to escape the trap of poverty.

Sachs tells the remarkable stories of his own work in Bolivia, Poland, Russia, India, China and Africa to bring readers with him to an understanding of the different problems countries face. In the end, readers will be left not with an understanding of how daunting the world's problems are, but how solvable they are and why making the effort is both our moral duty and in our own interests.

About the Author

Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is Special Adviser to U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan. He is internationally renowned for his work as economic adviser to governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia, and Africa. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Harvard College in 1976, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1980.

Industry Reviews

"The End of Poverty is a gripping read... Sachs argues that extreme poverty can be obliterated altogether by 2025." - The Guardian

"...Sachs has attempted to construct a new way of looking at the plight of the world's poorest people..." - Time

"Book and man are brilliant, passionate, optimistic and impatient... Outstanding." - The Economist

"Sachs writes as passionately as he speaks." - BusinessWeek

"The informative and impassioned work is highly recommended for all libraries." - Library Journal

"If there is any one work to put extreme poverty back onto the global agenda, this is it." - Publishers Weekly

"This is an excellent, understandable book on a critical topic and should be required reading for students and participants in public policy as well as those who doubt the problem of world poverty can be solved." - Booklist

"Despite some crushing statistics, The End of Poverty is a hopeful book. Based on a tremendous amount of data and his own experiences working as an economic advisor to the UN and several individual nations, Sachs makes a strong moral, economic, and political case for why countries and individuals should battle poverty with the same commitment and focus normally reserved for waging war. This important book not only makes the end of poverty seem realistic, but in the best interest of everyone on the planet, rich and poor alike." - Shawn Carkonen, Amazon

Foreword by Bono

1. A Global Family Portrait
2. The Spread of Economic Prosperity
3. Why Some Countries Fail to Thrive
4. Clinical Economics
5. Bolivia's High-Altitude Hyperinflation
6. Poland's Return to Europe
7. Reaping the Whirlwind: Russia's Struggle for Normalcy
8. China: Catching Up After Half a Millennium
9. India's Market Reforms: The Triumph of Hope Over Fear
10. The Voiceless Dying: Africa and Disease
11. The Millennium, 9/11 and the United Nations
12. On-The-Ground Solutions for Ending Poverty
13. Making the Investments Needed to End Poverty
14. A Global Compact to End Poverty
15. Can the Rich Afford to Help the Poor?
16. Myths and Magic Bullets
17. Why We Should Do It
18. Our Generation's Challenge

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ISBN: 9780141018669
ISBN-10: 0141018666
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 7th April 2005
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1

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