The End of Poverty

This book develops a succinct plan of action to end extreme poverty.

Jeffrey Sachs, The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, London: Penguin Books, 2006.

Economist Jeffrey Sachs has a plan to eliminate extreme poverty around the world by 2025. To do this, Sachs proposes nine specific steps, which he explains in great detail.

His focus is on the one billion poorest individuals around the world who are caught in a poverty trap of disease, physical isolation, environmental stress, political instability, and lack of access to capital, technology, medicine, and education.

The goal is to help these people reach the first rung on the "ladder of economic development" so they can rise above mere subsistence level and achieve some control over their economic futures and their lives.

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