The End of Poverty

Marrying vivid, passionate storytelling with profound, rigorous analysis, Jeffrey Sachs first lays out in The End of Poverty a clear conceptual map of the world economy. He explains why, over the past two hundred years, wealth has diverged across the planet and why the poorest nations have so far been unable to improve their lot. He explains how to arrive at an in-depth diagnosis of a country’s economic challenges and the options it faces. He leads readers along the same learning path he himself followed, telling the stories of his own work in Bolivia, Poland, Russia, India, China, and Africa as a way to bring readers with him to a deep understanding of the challenges faced by developing countries in different parts of the world. Finally, he offers an integrated set of solutions to the interwoven economic, political, environmental, and social problems that most challenge the world’s poorest societies and, indeed, the world.

Ultimately, The End of Poverty leaves readers with an understanding, not just of how grave the problem of poverty is, but how solvable it is—and why making the necessary effort is a matter of both moral obligation and strategic self-interest of the rich countries. a work of astounding intellectual vision that grows out of unprecedented real-world experience, The End of Poverty is a road map to a safer, more prosperous world for us all.