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The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty (Part Three)

Nina Munk | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Nina Munk

Sachs's office window was streaked with rain. He had spent nearly two hours answering my questions, and they were starting to irritate him. It had been a long day. For a few moments, we sat in silence. Then he said: "I believe in the contingency of life."

The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty (Part Two)

Nina Munk | Posted 11.04.2013 | World
Nina Munk

Dertu's aging borehole had broken down, and not for the first time. In this instance, however, the situation was especially dire: it was the dry season, and both generator-driven pumps had given out at once.

The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty (Excerpt)

Nina Munk | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Nina Munk

There was no economy to speak of in Dertu. Here and there the nomadic herdsmen passing through would trade or sell livestock, and a modest business was established to sell camel's milk; otherwise, the only economic activities were gun running and cattle raiding.

With Larry Summers' World Bank Bid in Trouble, Mexico Insists on Open Process

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.19.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

President Obama should ask Geithner for a completely new short list, one with three real candidates who all want the job, and all of whom can pass muster with the member countries of the World Bank.

Conyers Urges Obama to Nominate Jeff Sachs to Lead the World Bank

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.07.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

Sachs' public and worldwide campaign to lead the World Bank is unprecedented, but is entirely appropriate to our time.

Why the World Bank Needs Jeff Sachs at the Helm

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Given the World Bank's focus on poverty, economics and climate, and given Sachs' wealth of experience in all three, there is no better candidate.