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Half of all farmers in the developing world are women, and women farmers can grow 30% more food if they have access to the same resources as men. By helping women farmers, we could reduce global hunger by 150 million people.
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Mind the Inequality Gap: The locus of global poverty is increasingly found in ever more prosperous, but highly unequal societies. Some 3/4 of the world’s poor currently live in middle-income countr...

Mind the Inequality Gap: The locus of global poverty is increasingly found in ever more prosperous, but highly unequal societies. Some 3/4 of the world’s poor currently live in middle-income countr... | Social Innovation&Non profit | Scoop.it

By Dan Vexler, Head of Program Quality and Impact at CARE International UK

 

The development picture for this early new century is one of a world with fewer poor countries, but many poor people. Indeed, as the gap between rich countries and poor countries narrows, inequality within societies is on the rise. This major shift in the global profile of poverty is raising fundamental questions about the future of development aid.

While Europe and America struggle to shake themselves out of economic stagnation, many developing economies are expanding rapidly. The growth of the developing world is one of the great news stories of our time. From China to Brazil, hundreds of millions of people have been lifted out of poverty. The official number of poor countries, as defined by the World Bank, is falling steeply, from 63 in 2000 to 35 today.

 

This cut on the figures is belied by a more complex story. As nascent, ‘middle-income’ countries – such as India, Vietnam, Egypt and Nigeria, with per-capita incomes greater than US $1,000 per year – develop, millions of their citizens remain trapped in poverty. Take Peru, which enjoys one of the world’s fastest growing economies, with average incomes equivalent to those of Western Europe in the early 1980s, but where many people in the Andean highlands still live on only a few dollars a day.

 

In short, the locus of global poverty is increasingly found in ever more prosperous, but often highly unequal societies. Some three-quarters of the world’s poor currently live in middle-income countries, compared with only seven percent in 1990. Meanwhile, the economies of traditional aid donors are in turmoil, and governments are having to work harder to justify aid budgets. In this context, sending aid to middle-income countries is often a difficult sell. Witness the recent clamour in the UK to end aid to India, with one British tabloid declaring it “the country rich enough to have its own space programme.”
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Tutti i bandi per le ONG: BANDO - La Fondazione Gates sostiene ...

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Il BLOG degli operatori della cooperazione internazionale dove trovi tutte le opportunità di finanziamento per i progetti della tua ONG senza perderti per la rete. BandiONG è aggiornato quotidianamente e arricchito dalle ...

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