Articles by Jeffrey Sachs

Topic: Foreign Aid

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2013

"Zero new HIV infections among children can be a reality," with Michel Sidibé, CNN, September 16, 2013.

2012

"Aid Works," Project Syndicate, May 30, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Primary Health Care in Low-Income Countries: Building on Recent Achievements," Journal of the American Medical Association, May 16, 2012. [Download as PDF]

"Global health within our grasp, if we don't give up," CNN Opinion, May 9, 2012. [Download as PDF]

"The effect of an integrated multisector model for achieving the Millennium Development Goals and improving child survival in rural sub-Saharan Africa: a non-randomised controlled assessment," with Paul M Pronyk, Maria Muniz, Ben Nemser, Marie-Andrée Somers, Lucy McClellan, Cheryl A Palm, Uyen Kim Huynh, Yanis Ben Amor, Belay Begashaw, John W McArthur, Amadou Niang, Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, Prabhjot Singh, and Awash Teklehaimanot. The Lancet, May 8, 2012. Download as [PDF]

2011

"Challenges at the Cutting Edge of Fighting Global Poverty," Huffington Post, December 4, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Politicians just don't care enough to tackle this scourge," The Independent, November 30, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Washington Leaves Millions to Die," Huffington Post, November 25, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"The Budget for True National Security," Huffington Post, October 7, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"To end the food crisis, the G20 must keep a promise." Financial Times, February 18, 2011.

2010

"Millennium Goals, Five Years to Go," Huffington Post, September 19, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"After the earthquake, how to rebuild Haiti from scratch." The Washington Post. 17 January 2010. [Download as PDF]

2009

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearings on
"The Case for Reform: Foreign Aid and Development in a New Era", 22 July 2009
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"Towards a global fund for the health MDGs?" with Paul Pronyk. The Lancet. 20 June 2009.

"No Need to Oversimplify Poverty." Huffington Post. 1 June 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Moyo's Confused Attack on Aid for Africa," with John McArthur. Huffington Post. 27 May 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Without Aid, Rwanda's Investment Programmes Would Have Collapsed." Financial Times. 27 May 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Aid Ironies." Huffington Post. 24 May 2009. [Download as PDF]

"The big ZERO in G20," with Brett House. Mail & Guardian. 21 April 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Homegrown Aid." The New York Times. 8 April 2009. [Download as PDF]

"3 billion poor people need world's help." CNN.com. 20 March 2009. [Download as PDF]

"Recession Watch: Boost the Developing World." Nature. 18 February 2009.  [Download as PDF]

"Smallholder Food Production and Poverty Reduction: Principles for a Financial Coordination Mechanism to Support Smallholder Farmers." Ad Hoc Advisory Group to the Madrid Conference on Food Security,
Chaired by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs. IDEAS Foundation. 26 January 2009.
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2008

Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet, Penguin Press, 2008.

"Extreme Poverty," with Gordon C. McCord, in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume, eds. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
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"A New System for Development Aid." FT.com's Comment. 28 November 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Puzzlement at banks' bail-out while aid commitments flounder." Financial Times. 23 September 2008. [Download as PDF]

"This week should see real progress on poverty alleviation." Financial Times. 22 September 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Millennium Goals at the Midpoint." Scientific American. August 2008.

"The Millennium Development Goals: running out of excuses." G8 Summit 2008 publication. July 2008.
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"A Deadline on Malaria." Scientific American. July 2008.

"A User's Guide to the Century." The National Interest. 2 July 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Primary Health for All." Scientific American. January 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Paths to Peace Through Compassion, Cooperation and Sustainable Development." SGI, 24 January 2009.

2007

"Revamping U.S. Foreign Assistance" with Leo Hindery, Jr. and Gayle E. Smith. HELP Commission Minority Report. December 2007.

"The Forbes One Billion." Forbes. October 2007. [Download as PDF]

"How I'd fix the World Bank." Fortune. 26 June 2007.
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"Enough Excuses, Canada." The Ottawa Citizen. 13 June 2007.
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"How the Rich World can Help Africa Help Itself." Financial Times. 30 May 2007.
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"Rapid Victories Against Extreme Poverty," Scientific American. April 2007.
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"Take the guessing out of giving aid to Africa." Financial Times. 1 March 2007.

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"The Neglected Tropical Diseases." Scientifc American. January 2007.

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"The $10 Solution." TIME Magazine. 4 January 2007. [Download as PDF]

2006

"How Aid Can Work." New York Review of Books (Letter). 21 December 2006.
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"Virtuous Circles and Fragile States." Scientific American. August 2006.
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"75th Anniversary of AIDS Pandemic: 10 cents for every $100 Could Save Millions of Lives." ABC News Online. 2 June 2006.
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"Aid Skeptics Thrive on Pessimism." Los Angeles Times. 7 May 2006.
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"Net Gains." The New York Times. 29 April 2006. 
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"How to Help the Poor: Piecemeal Progress or Strategic Plans?" The Lancet, Vol. 367, No. 9519. 22 April 2006.
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"How the Fund can Regain and Sustain Global Legitimacy." The Financial Times. 20 April 2006.
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2005

The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, The Penguin Press: New York, 2005.

"Understanding African Poverty: Beyond the Washington Consensus to the Millennium Development Goals Approach," with Gordon McCord and Wing Thye Woo, in Africa in the World Economy, Jan Joost Teunissen and Age Akkerman (eds.), FONDAD: The Hague, 2005.
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"It is Time for Fine Words to Give Way to Meaningful Action," Financial Times, 27 December 2005.
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"The Time for Action," DACNews, September-October 2005.
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"A Role for Everyone," Alliance Magazine, September 2005.  Interview with Jeffrey Sachs.
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“2005 – The Year of Development,” Commonwealth Finance Ministers Reference Report 2005, September 2005
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“What it will take to meet the Millennium Development Goals,” with John McArthur and Guido Schmidt-Traub, Sustainable Development International, Fifteenth Edition, September 2005.
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"Ambition and action are as important as commitments," Financial Times, 15 September 2005.
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"US leadership may be set to reach a consensus with the world's poorest," Financial Times, September 13, 2005.
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2005 U.N. World Summit Blog, Financial Times (online),  September 12-16, 2005.
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"Why Aid Does Matter," BBC Online, 11 September 2005.
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"Look Into the Future," The Guardian (special supplement), September 3, 2005.
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"Economic Possibilities for our Time," 16th Annual Panglaykim Memorial Lecture, Jakarta, Indonesia, August 2005.
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"A European Development Fund for the MDGs," with John McArthur and Guido Schmidt-Traub, Revamping Development Efforts: An Assessment of Development Policy in the EU, European Policy Centre Issue Paper 36, July 2005.
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"Hope and generosity can triumph over hate," Financial Times, July 11, 2005.
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"Spirit of London a Lesson for the World," Financial Times (online), July 4-8, 2005.
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"The year of development," G8 Summit 2005: Mapping the Challenges, Newsdesk/Agora, 6-8 July 2005.
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"How Africa lit up the world," Sunday Times Magazine, July 3, 2005.
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"Four Easy Pieces," The New York Times, June 25, 2005.
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"Africa's Suffering is Bush's Shame," Los Angeles Times, June 12, 2005.
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"The Development Challenge", Foreign Affairs, March/April 2005.
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"Augmenter l'aide publique avant qu'il ne soit trop tard," Jeune Afrique l'Intelligent - l'Etat de l'Afrique 2005, April 2005.
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"India's Challenge to Meet the Millennium Development Goals," with Nirupam Bajpai and Nicole H. Volavka, CGSD Working Paper No. 24.  April 2005.
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"Testimony to the Canadian parliament's Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade," April 6, 2005. [Download as PDF]

"The end of the world as we know it," The Guardian, April 5, 2005.
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"It is time to free the World Bank," Financial Times, March 23, 2005.
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"The End of Poverty," Time, March 14, 2005.
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"What the President Doesn't Want to Hear," Esquire, February 2005.
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"An accountable approach to aid," Financial Times, January 24, 2005.
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"The Millennium Project: A plan to meet the Millennium Development Goals," Lancet, Vol. 365, January 22, 2005.
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"A Practical Plan to End Poverty," Washington Post, January 17, 2005.
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2004

“We Can End World Hunger: Here’s How,” with Pedro Sanchez, World Ark, November/ December 2004.
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"Book Review: Solving Global Crises: Economists Alone are not Enough," Lancet, Vol. 364, December 11, 2004.
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"How to Halve World Poverty," The Economist -- The World in 2005, November 2004.
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"If the US Won't, Germany Must," Internationale Politik, No. 4, 2004.
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"Building on the Commonwealth Action Plan," Commonwealth Finance MInisters Report 2004, September 28, 2004.
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"How to Run the IMF," Foreign Policy, July-August 2004.
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"Reaching the Millennium Development Goals in South Asia," with Nirupam Bajpai and Nicole H. Volavka, CGSD Working Paper No. 17, July 2004.
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"The G8 must fund the war against poverty," Financial Times, June 7, 2004.
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"Don’t Know, Should Care",  The New York Times, June 5, 2004.
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"A Simple Plan to Save the World," Esquire, May 2004.
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"Doing the sums on Africa," The Economist, May 20, 2004.
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"Third World Disease," Ob.Gyn. News May 1, 2004.
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"Priorities for meeting the Millennium Development Goals," with John McArthur, Global Future Magazine, First Quarter 2004.
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"From His First Day in Office, Bush was Ousting Aristide," Los Angeles Times, 4 March 2004. [Download as PDF]

2003

"Who will lead the war on want?" Global Agenda 2003 - Magazine of the World Forum Economic Annual Meeting 2003.
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"The Strategic Significance of Global Inequality," (reprint) Environmental Change and Security Project Report, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Issue 9, 2003.
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“New Challenges 1: The Millennium Development Goals - How Far We Have Come,” Development Cooperation Ireland Annual Report 2003.
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"No Place for Piety," The New Scientist, November 8, 2003
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"Mobilization of Domestic and Donor Resources for Health," World Bank Viewpoint, October 2003. [Download as PDF]

"Call It Our Bolivian Policy of Not-So-Benign Neglect," Washington Post, October 26, 2003
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"The World must not let America set its agenda," Financial Times, October 15, 2003
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"Spring Broke: Trade Negotiations Gone Wild," The New Republic, September 22, 2003.
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"A Better Use for our $87 Billion," Boston Globe, September 13, 2003.
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"World needs Japan in fight against diseases," with Joanne Carter, The Asahi Shimbun, August 26, 2003. [Download as PDF]

"A Miserly Response to a Global Emergency," Financial Times, July 17, 2003.
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"AIDS Funds Fall Short," with Paul Zeitz, Boston Globe, July 11, 2003.
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"Well-Directed Development Aid can Unlock Forces of Economic Growth," with Philip Lane, The Irish Times, 10 July 2003. [Download as PDF]

"If We Cared to, We Could Defeat World Poverty," with Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Los Angeles Times, July 9, 2003.
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" A Rich Nation, a Poor Continent," The New York Times, July 9, 2003.
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"A world for which Bush cares little," Financial Times, April 9, 2003.
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"America should not fight AIDS on its own," Financial Times, February 4, 2003.
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"Fighting Poverty, Fighting AIDS" Newsweek, January 6, 2003.
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2002

"Weapons of Mass Salvation," The Economist, October 26, 2002.
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"Improving the Health of the Global Poor.Science.   March 15, 2002.
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"AIDS and Africa: Where is the U.S.?" with Sonia Ehrlich Sachs.  Boston Globe.  February 4, 2002.
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2001

"What's good for the poor is good for America," The Economist.  July 12, 2001
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"A New Global Commitment to Disease Control in Africa," Nature Medicine, Vol. 7 No. 5, May 2001.
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"Las Patentes y Los Pobres". Reforma. 2 May 2001. [Download as PDF]

"A Global Fund for the Fight Against AIDS". Washington Post. April 7, 2001. [Download as PDF]

"Fighting AIDS is a Bargain and a Moral One at That". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. February 14, 2001. [Download as PDF]

"AIDS, Drugs, and Africa". Financial Times. February 12, 2001. CIDNEWS [Download as PDF]

"The Best Possible Investment in Africa". New York Times. February 10, 2001. CIDNEWS. [Download as PDF]

"Defining and Refining International Donor Support for Combating the AIDS Pandemic" with Amir Attaran, The Lancet, Vol. 357, pp. 57-61, January 6, 2001.
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2000

"Foreign Helping Hand," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Telegraph, July 4, 2000. [Download as PDF]

"A New Map of the World," The Economist, June 24 2000. (Reprinted in Imagining Tomorrow: Rethinking the Global Challenge. K. Sharma, ed. UN Millenium Assembly, August 2000).
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"Glorifying Mediocrity." The International Economy. May/June 2000, p14. [Download as PDF]

1999

"Helping the World's Poorest." The Economist, August 1999. [Download as PDF]

"A Millennial Gift to Developing Nations," New York Times, June 6, 1999. [Download as PDF]

"Investing in the World Health Organization," with Barry Bloom, David Bloom, and Joel Cohen, in Science, Vol. 284, 7 May 1999.
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"A Cure for Indifference," with Michael Kremer, Financial Times, May 5, 1999.
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1997

"Help Congo Now," with Robert Rotberg, New York Times, 29 May 1997. [Download as PDF]

"Take a Fresh Look at Foreign Aid," International Herald Tribune, February 1997.

"When Foreign Aid Makes a Difference," The New York Times, February 3, 1997. [Download as PDF]

1996

"Emerging Markets and Foreign Aid," in Emerging Markets and International Development: Options for U.S. Foreign Policy, National Planning Association Report, No. 282, 1996

"Growth in Africa: It can be done," Economist, June 29-15, 1996.
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1994

"Russia: IMF gives too little, too late," Financial Times, March 31, 1994. [Download as PDF]

1993

"Strengthening Western Support for Russia," in International Economic Insights, Volume IV Number I, January/February 1993.
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1992

"Western Financial Assistance to Support Russia's Reforms," Keizai Seminar Special issue 1992.

1985

"How to Save the Third World," The New Republic, October 28, 1985.

0000

"Investing in Health for Economic Development: Time for US Action." Global HealthLink. March-April 2002. [Download as PDF]

"Institutions Matter, but not for Everything," IMF Finance and Development, Vol. 40, No. 2, June 2003.
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"The Year of Development," Global Future, Second Quarter, 2005.
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"Aiuti e poverta," Aspenia, n. 29, June 2005.

"Can Extreme Poverty Be Eliminated?" Scientific American, September 2005.
Reprinted in Cooperation South, United Nations Development Programme, 2005.
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"Hitting the Target," with Guido Schmidt-Traub. Words into Action, IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings. September 2006.
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"Breaking the Poverty Trap." Scientific American. September, 2007. [Download as PDF]

"Progress summary of the MDGs: update for ministers." The Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book. June 2008.
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"Surging Food Prices and Global Stability." Scientific American. June 2008.

"Food For Thought." Economy Viewpoint, The Report - Senegal 2009. Oxford Business Group. April 2009.

"Can Foreign Aid Reduce Poverty?" in Controversies in Globalization, Peter M. Haas, John A. Hird, Beth McBratney eds. CQ Press, Washington DC, 2009.