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An Accident of Geography: Compassion, Innovation, and the Fight Against Poverty

Richard C. Blum, with Thomas C. Hayes ; foreword by Jimmy Carter
Format
Book
Published
Austin, Texas : Greenleaf Book Group Press, [2016]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9781626343344, 1626343349, 9781626343351 (eBook)
Summary
"Advances in global development have helped lift hundreds of millions of people from poverty in recent decades, but major challenges in fighting poverty remain. Billions of people continue to have little or no access to the basic necessities of life: clean water, food, shelter, education, and medical care. The random location of their birthplace limited much of what is possible in many of their lives. Yet legions of dedicated people today are proving that with the right approaches and resources, disciplined efforts to fight poverty can succeed--and with greater scale and impact than ever. In An Accident of Geography, author Richard C. Blum profiles many of them while narrating his inspiring personal story--accomplished private-equity investor especially in Asia, humanitarian, public policy advocate, and creator of an unprecedented, multidisciplinary curriculum in poverty and development studies that has attracted thousands of students on the ten campuses of the University of California and beyond. Blum offers practical guidance on what works best: giving poor people a greater voice in the field and applying key principles of 21st-century management, engineering, and development philanthropy. Put your accident of geography to work in helping others, and yourself Be the change maker you see in the mirror"--Dust jacket.
Description
xx, 330 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographic references (pages [309]-313) and index.
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