Jeffrey Sachs<br />The Leadership Behind Eliminating Global Poverty<br />
Background Information<br />Born Nov. 5, 1954: Detroit, MI<br />1976: Harvard College graduate<br />1980: joined Harvard f...
Award-winning Author<br />Author of hundreds of academic articles and several books<br />New York Times bestsellers<br />T...
Notable Recognition<br />2004, 2005- Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” <br />One of the “500 Most...
International Leader<br />2002-2006: Director of the United Nations Millennium Project <br />2002-2006: Special Advisor to...
Millennium Project & MDG’s<br />Millennium Project carried out by 10 thematic Task Forces comprised of 250 experts from ar...
Millennium Villages Project<br />Dedicated to ending extreme poverty in various parts of sub-Saharan Africa through target...
What is poverty?<br />3 classifications<br />Extreme- survival at risk on daily basis <br />Moderate- survival on a monthl...
Factors of Poverty<br />Government corruption<br />Legal and social disparities based on gender, ethnicity, or caste<br />...
Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger<br />TARGET 1.A Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose ...
Current Status of MDG’s<br />Setbacks due to economic downturn, food and energy crises<br />The developing world remains o...
Solutions to Poverty<br />Debt cancellation for the world’s poorest countries<br />Developed world donate 0.7% of country’...
How does this problem relate to leadership?<br />
An Effective Leader<br />Motivation- purpose behind what he is doing, want and need to accomplish change<br />Vision- arti...
Motivation<br />Set high, yet realistic expectations<br />Inspire others to take action<br />Driven, focused on objective<...
Vision<br />Defined common purpose- philanthropic motives<br />Goal: Reducing "extreme poverty"<br />Vision: Confront glob...
Public Values<br />Promotes the common good<br />Assist disempowered people<br />Question the status quo<br />
Importance of Change<br />Intends for real change to occur<br />Calling for coordinated response<br />Keen reasoning<br />
Power<br />Wants insight from other world leaders<br />Demonstrates ethical, moral leadership<br />Collaborates with other...
Traits<br />Persistent<br />Articulate<br />Perceptive<br />Determined<br />Diligent<br />Intelligent<br />Confident<br />...
Legacy<br />Potential to be a transformative leader<br />True humanitarian<br />Significant impact on our generation and f...
"The coming decade brings opportunities to cut world poverty by half. Billions more people could enjoy the fruits of the g...
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  2. 2. Jeffrey Sachs<br />The Leadership Behind Eliminating Global Poverty<br />
  3. 3. Background Information<br />Born Nov. 5, 1954: Detroit, MI<br />1976: Harvard College graduate<br />1980: joined Harvard faculty<br />2000-2001: Chairman of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health of the World Health Organization<br />Since 2002: Columbia University professor <br />Current Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia<br />
  4. 4. Award-winning Author<br />Author of hundreds of academic articles and several books<br />New York Times bestsellers<br />The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time<br />Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet<br />Contributes to Financial Times, Scientific American, Time Magazine, and The Huffington Post<br />
  5. 5. Notable Recognition<br />2004, 2005- Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” <br />One of the “500 Most Influential People in the Field of Foreign Policy” –World Affairs Councils of America<br />Known for work on poverty alleviation, economic development, environmental sustainability<br />
  6. 6. International Leader<br />2002-2006: Director of the United Nations Millennium Project <br />2002-2006: Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG)<br />President and Co-Founder of Millennium Promise Alliance<br />Current Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon & leading advocate for MDG’s<br />
  7. 7. Millennium Project & MDG’s<br />Millennium Project carried out by 10 thematic Task Forces comprised of 250 experts from around the world<br />Recommendations adopted by UN World Summit in 2005<br />Millennium Development Goals: developed an action plan of eight objectives to achieve international goals to reduce poverty, hunger, and disease by 2015<br />Represent human needs and basic rights to freedom from extreme poverty and hunger<br />
  8. 8. Millennium Villages Project<br />Dedicated to ending extreme poverty in various parts of sub-Saharan Africa through targeted agricultural, medical, and educational interventions<br />
  9. 9. What is poverty?<br />3 classifications<br />Extreme- survival at risk on daily basis <br />Moderate- survival on a monthly basis<br />Relative- culture-based proportion<br />1/6 of the world (1.3 billion) lives in extreme poverty on less than $1 a day<br />2.7 billion survive on less than $2 a day<br />925 million people undernourished worldwide<br />
  10. 10. Factors of Poverty<br />Government corruption<br />Legal and social disparities based on gender, ethnicity, or caste<br />Diseases such as AIDS and malaria<br />Lack of infrastructure (including transportation, health, trade, and communications) <br />Unstable political landscapes<br />Geographic barriers<br />Climate<br />
  11. 11. Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger<br />TARGET 1.A Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 a day<br />TARGET 1.B Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people<br />TARGET 1.C Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger <br />
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  13. 13. Current Status of MDG’s<br />Setbacks due to economic downturn, food and energy crises<br />The developing world remains on track to achieve poverty reduction target by 2015<br />Overall poverty rate expected to fall to 15% by 2015<br /> = 920 million people living under international poverty line<br />Sharpest reductions in poverty in Eastern Asia<br />All developing regions except sub-Saharan Africa, Western Asia, and parts of Eastern Europe and Central Asia are expected to achieve the MDG target<br />
  14. 14. Solutions to Poverty<br />Debt cancellation for the world’s poorest countries<br />Developed world donate 0.7% of country’s GNP<br />Produce more food to meet world demand and make sure impoverished have access to it<br />Establish a fund to help world’s poorest farmers<br />Creation of a global food bank<br />Raising aid from $65 billion in 2002 to $195 billion a year by 2015<br />
  15. 15. How does this problem relate to leadership?<br />
  16. 16. An Effective Leader<br />Motivation- purpose behind what he is doing, want and need to accomplish change<br />Vision- articulated clear goals and offer means to achieve them <br />Public values- respect life, liberty, justice, equality<br />Recognize factors behind change- external & internal<br />Power- understand relationship among actors & communicates effectively<br />Traits- demonstrates qualities that make him influential <br />
  17. 17. Motivation<br />Set high, yet realistic expectations<br />Inspire others to take action<br />Driven, focused on objective<br />
  18. 18. Vision<br />Defined common purpose- philanthropic motives<br />Goal: Reducing "extreme poverty"<br />Vision: Confront global poverty and eliminate it once and for all <br />
  19. 19. Public Values<br />Promotes the common good<br />Assist disempowered people<br />Question the status quo<br />
  20. 20. Importance of Change<br />Intends for real change to occur<br />Calling for coordinated response<br />Keen reasoning<br />
  21. 21. Power<br />Wants insight from other world leaders<br />Demonstrates ethical, moral leadership<br />Collaborates with others<br />
  22. 22. Traits<br />Persistent<br />Articulate<br />Perceptive<br />Determined<br />Diligent<br />Intelligent<br />Confident<br />Compassionate<br />
  23. 23. Legacy<br />Potential to be a transformative leader<br />True humanitarian<br />Significant impact on our generation and future<br />Catalyst for unprecedented change- ongoing process<br />
  24. 24. "The coming decade brings opportunities to cut world poverty by half. Billions more people could enjoy the fruits of the global economy. Tens of millions of lives can be saved. The practical solutions exist; all that is needed is action.”-Jeffrey Sachs<br />

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