Helping the bottom billion

Kevin, a soon-to-be loyal MR reader, asks:

What single intervention would do the
most to improve the health of people living on less than $1 a

Experts answer here.  The first guy asked says give them cash.  One woman, whom I believe is a practitioner of living on a dollar a day, responds: "Improve the house, which is small and untidy." 

What I found noteworthy is how many plausible but quite distinct answers there were.  While I disagree with Jeff Sachs on many issues, I think he is right to stress just how many different problems have to be overcome for sustainable development to occur.

Your thoughts?


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