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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Jeffrey Sachs
Nina Munk spent six years researching the most ambitious effort yet to end poverty in Africa. Her resulting book is a story of the limits of good intentions. The Deseret News interviewed Munk on her book and antipoverty efforts more generally.
The economist Jeffrey Sachs is drawing criticism on several fronts for the perceived failings of his mega-charity, the Millennium Villages Project.
In the village of Nabari on northern Ghana's dry savanna, 80-year-old Wudana Dokurugu lives with other widows in a clump of mud huts. They farm maize and soybeans in nutrient-poor soil, and say their food never lasts to the next harvest.
Millennium Villages are designed to show how aid and smart, simple technology can advance the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals of dramatically reducing global poverty and boosting education, gender equality and health by 2015.
"They're a proving ground of how to create effective systems in health, education, local infrastructure, business development and agriculture."
"I think on the whole they've been a tremendous success, not only in what they are accomplishing on the ground but also opening eyes to what can be accomplished more generally," Mr. Sachs told Associated Press.