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The Millennium Villages Project:A New Approach to Ending Poverty
Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Earth Institute at Columbia University spoke about the Millennium Villages Project at this CGD Event. Senior fellow Steve Radelet moderated a Q&A discussion after Dr. Sachs' address.
The Millennium Villages Project, based at the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is a new bottom-up approach to lift developing country villages out of the poverty trap that afflicts more than a billion people worldwide. Earth Institute scientists and development experts in agriculture, nutrition and health, economics, energy, water, environment and information technology are working with local communities and governments to apply a proven holistic package of interventions and investments designed to help the poorest of the poor get out of extreme poverty. The Millennium Villages Project now operates in ten African countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda.
This event was made possible in part by funding from the The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.