Jeffrey David Sachs
(born November 5, 1954)
is an American economist and director of the Earth Institute
at Columbia University.
He is known as one of the world's leading experts
on economic development and the fight against poverty.
He is special adviser to United Nations
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon
on the Millennium Development Goals, .
From 2002 to 2006, he was director of the
United Nations Millennium Project's
work on the Millennium Development Goals,.
He is director of the
UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
Since 2010 he also served as a commissioner for the Broadband
Commission for Digital Development, which leverages broadband
technologies as a key enabler for social and economic development.
Since 1995, he is also a member of the International Advisory
Council of the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE).
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We've taken the view that if the rest of the world would democratize
create market economies,
that would spread the benefits of prosperity
around the world,
and that it would enhance our own prosperity,
own stability and security, as well. -Jeffry