Posted on December 16, 2013
The Idealist – Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty, is on the list of FORBES best books of 2013. This book is about one economist-turned-humanitarian’s goal to end poverty and the 6 years he spent abroad trying to do so. Nina Munk was with him and writes his story detailing all of the hopes and disappointments along the way as they face the realities of poverty together. This book truly does sound like a must-read. We can all learn from first-hand experience (especially when it’s 6 years spent in other countries facing the problems head-on) in order to improve programs and philanthropy to better do what they’re meant to.