millennium development goals

2 Jeffrey Sachs 2: The man who made ending poverty not fantastic

It is probably not an exaggeration to say that Columbia University economist Jeff Sachs has done as much as anyone over the past few decades to draw public, and policy maker, attention to the plight of those who live in extreme poverty around the world. Sachs literally wrote the book on how to end poverty.It is also not a stretch to say that Sachs has become a target of fierce criticis.

4 Learning from mistakes made: The Millennium Villages Project

A new book that profiles economist Jeffrey Sachs is augmented by two new reports on the controversial Millennium Villages Project. One explores media attention to the MVP in Africa. Another says that the mistakes made by the MVP provide lessons for future projects and illustrate the importance of transparency in development projects.

0 Visualizing progress on 3 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

In today’s post, we’ll use Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) data to explore how much progress countries have made in two key health MDGs, 4 and 6, the former focused on reducing child mortality and the latter on halting the spread of diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria.