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Jeffrey Sachs is is an American economist and co-founder and chief strategist of Millennium Promise Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty and hunger. He is also the[…]

We need a mix of government, private and voluntary sectors, Sachs says.

Question: How can we better fight global poverty?

Sachs: There’s no sense in which private or voluntary actions can do this on their own, we need a mix of role of government, which is not doing its job right now.  It’s fighting wars rather than fighting poverty.  But, government together with the private or voluntary NGO sectors, together we can partner with the poor, the hungry and those dying of illness to solve these problems.