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Child mortality down by a third in Jeffrey Sachs's Millennium Villages

Child mortality down by a third in Jeffrey Sachs's Millennium Villages | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
First results from integrated development project masterminded by economist Jeffrey Sachs compare favourably with villages outside scheme...

 

Death rates among children under five at the Millennium Villages – set up in Africa to demonstrate what is possible if health, education, agriculture and other development needs are tackled simultaneously – have fallen by a third in three years compared with similar communities, according to the project's first results.

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Pass the Books. Hold the Oil.

Pass the Books. Hold the Oil. | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Education is a better economic driver than a country’s natural resources.

 

This NY Times article is compelling fodder for a discussion on economic development.  While having natural resources on the surface sounds like the best valuable asset for a nation economy, why does Friedman argue that an abundance of natural resource can hurt the national economy?  While an educated workforce is obviously an asset, just how important is it compared to other factors? 


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