Millennium Villages Project ‘Expanding Rapidly,’ Sachs Says In Devex Interview
Devex: ‘In 23 countries in Africa and expanding rapidly’
Raj Kumar, president of Devex, writes about his conversation with Jeffrey Sachs, director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute and founder of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP). Sachs says, “[Y]ou’ve got to appreciate that [MVP] is in 23 countries in Africa and expanding rapidly, so it has found tremendous success and support by governments across the continent, and for a real reason, because it is bringing practical approaches to local development, especially in rural areas, and doing it in a way that is tapping into advances in technology. So I’m very gratified that not only has the concept proven its worth, but it is spreading very rapidly…” (Kumar, 1/13).