Tag Archives: Poverty

The world cities report 2020 (UN Habitat)

The World Cities Report 2020 shows that the intrinsic value of sustainable urbanization can and should be harnessed for the wellbeing of all. The Report provides evidence and policy analysis of the value of urbanization from an economic, social and environmental perspective, including the unquantifiable value that gives cities their unique character; and also explores […]
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African Economic Outlook 2020 (AFDB)

African economic outlook 2020 (AFDB) Africa’s economic growth has stabilized at 3.4 percent in 2019 and is expected to pick up to 3.9 percent in 2020 and 4.1 percent in 2021 but to remain below historical highs. Growth’s fundamentals are also improving, with a gradual shift from private consumption toward investment and exports. For the […]
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Share of world living in poverty to fall below 10%(Worldbank)

By: Umar Serajuddin June 30, 2016 Source: http://blogs.worldbank.org

Pathways to Prosperity: An e-Symposium (Worldbank)

By: Hanan Jacoby & Basab Dasgupta June 22, 2016 Source: https://blogs.worldbank.org/endpovertyinsouthasia/pathways-prosperity-e-symposium-6?CID=POV_TT_worldbank_EN_EXT

Isn’t it time every child had a fair chance?

By: Anthony Lake  June 28, 2016 Source: https://www.weforum.org

Poverty rates (The Economist)

By The Economist Source: econ.st/1dnt3c9 May 21, 2015

How Development Hurts the World’s Poor | Foreign Affairs / Marc F. Bellemare |

Efforts by wealthy countries to help their poorer counterparts began in earnest after World War II with the Marshall Plan. By the early 1960s, Western powers were busy helping former colonies develop their agricultural and industrial sectors. GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: Inclusive markets  – “A large part of the problem is structural. Bureaucrats […]
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Poverty escape plan revealed by computer model of economic vicious cycles

Poverty traps are insidious economic disasters that have terrifying consequences for individuals and indeed entire populations. GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: Inclusive markets–  How much cash does a country need to escape a poverty trap? Goerg and co say their model suggests that the money should be equivalent to halving the cost of disease […]
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