Required:

United Nations (2015). Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. (September 2015).

Sachs, Jeffrey D. (2005). The End of Poverty. New York: Penguin Press.
[Read Chapters 2 and 3]

Acemoglu D. and Robinson J.A. (2013). “Economics versus politics: pitfalls of policy advice.Journal of Economic Perspectives. 27, 2:173–92.

Chambers, Robert (1995). “Poverty and Livelihood: Whose reality counts?Environment and Urbanization, 7: 173.

Further reading:

Sachs, J. D. (2015). The Age of Sustainable Development. Columbia University Press.