Ghana is on track to successfully meet most of the Millennium Development Goals, says Jeffrey Sachs, professor at Columbia University's Earth Institute and former director of the United Nations' Millennium Project. While Ghana is still grappling with pockets of extreme poverty, the country has consistently invested significant funding into health, education and gender-equality programs. One problem is that work is hard to come by in the arid northern part of the country, which remains impoverished.

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