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World Poverty

How Tech Breakthroughs Can Shatter the Bonds of Poverty

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery | Posted 07.28.2016 | Technology
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery

Kosta Peric Deputy Director for Global Development Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Right now, roughly 2 billion adults around the world lack basic fin...

25 Compelling Reasons to Support the World Day Against Child Labor

Norm Schriever | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
Norm Schriever

I've traveled all over the world and from Nicaragua to Cambodia, Egypt to The Philippines and many countries in between, I've witnessed the cruel real...

Is This the Greatest Thing That's Ever Happened?

Keith Gaby | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green
Keith Gaby

Some people worry that climate change is too hard to solve. Gridlocked politics, urbanization in the developing world, and the amount of pollution we ...

March 8 is International Women's Day. Here Are 30 Reasons it's the Most Important Day of the Year.

Norm Schriever | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women
Norm Schriever

March 8 is International Women's Day, a day to honor women and girls around the world and reflect upon the progress that's been made thanks to brave a...

Are You In The Global Middle Class? Find Out With Our Income Calculator

Pew Research Center | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.20.2015 | World

On a global scale, just 13 percent of the world’s population could be considered middle income in 2011, according to a new Pew Research Center analy...

Urbanization and the Good News About World Poverty

Wendell Cox | Posted 02.08.2015 | World
Wendell Cox

Over the past two centuries, standards of living have risen strongly and poverty has been reduced, especially in the more developed world. Cities are much of the difference, as they have attracted rural residents to the jobs made possible by technological advancements.

How to Save a Girl's Life With the Power of Literacy

Pam Allyn | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Pam Allyn

It is about cultivating a love of reading, writing and learning. It is about finding new layers of meaning in our lives through the stories we read, and the stories we tell about our experiences.

Bill Nye Destroys Big Poverty Myth | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Bill Nye takes a whack at dispelling the myths surrounding child mortality and foreign aid....

Pope to Launch Plan to End World Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

It's all about coming together. If that happens, hunger can be defeated.

Les Misérables: How Many People Live in Extreme Poverty?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Marcelo Giugale

$1.25 a day. How would your life look if you had to live on that? You'd save your meager cash to buy food, just to keep yourself and your family alive. It would all add up to a miserable existence, wouldn't it?

World Bank Sets Ambitious Poverty Goal

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business

* Kim unveils goal for cutting extreme poverty to 3 pct globally * Economic growth not enough to shrink poverty, inequality ...

For World's Billionaires, Ending Extreme Poverty Is Cheap

Richard Stearns | Posted 06.02.2013 | Religion
Richard Stearns

Here's the problem: whether we are billionaires or just ordinary people, we tend to think that saving the lives of the world's most vulnerable children is somebody else's job -- not ours. And until that changes, children will continue to die.

Principles and Practice for Resilience, Food Security and Nutrition

Ertharin Cousin | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business
Ertharin Cousin

Unless we protect the world's poorest people and empower them to adapt to change and build robust, adaptable and more prosperous livelihoods, we face a future where every shock becomes an opportunity for hunger and poverty to thrive.

Our Path to Inclusive Growth

Neil Ghosh | Posted 02.27.2013 | Impact
Neil Ghosh

We believe that if the next generation can see people living in poverty as a part of the solution --rather than as objects of a solution -- we can make significant progress. For truly ending the cycle of poverty requires engagement on the part of the affected populations themselves.

Social Business as a New Paradigm to Deal With World Poverty

Marieke van Schaik | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Marieke van Schaik

Existing technologies must be combined with human creativity. It is key to include the young world citizens in this process. And we need to scale up -- to say at a rapid pace is an understatement.

Entrepreneurs: The Best Hope for the World's Poorest People

Rhett Morris | Posted 12.31.2012 | Impact
Rhett Morris

Global poverty has, in fact, declined dramatically over the past 50 years, proof that this is not an intractable problem. Income inequalities may always exist, but extreme poverty need not always be with us.

Woman, 113 And Likely 'Oldest, Tiniest Human,' Lives On $5 A Month

Posted 10.23.2012 | Impact

Zeenat Bi, is 3 feet tall, 113 years old and destitute. And while the Indian woman struggles just to get to the bank, she manages to survive on $5 a m...

Like a Hummingbird -- From Chile to Mongolia

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.27.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Increased cross-learning and cooperation among developing countries has been a remarkable feature of the global economy in recent decades.

Foreign Leaders Live It Up In New York While Their Citizens Starve

Posted 09.05.2012 | World

By Lili Holzer-Glier, 100Reporters Beneath the 193 fluttering flags representing the United Nations’ member states cruises a glossy Mercedes with...

We Must Win the Real World Hunger Games

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.30.2012 | Business
Michael Zacka

Everyone who engages in the business of growing, storing, packaging and selling food is being called on to creatively adapt to the tremendous food security challenges that are staring us in the face. That means we must all hunker down, collaborate and innovate to win the real world hunger games.

6 Reasons To Invest In Women

Anya Cherneff | Posted 08.20.2012 | Impact
Anya Cherneff

We're pretty sure there's no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women... Are you convinced?

Most Of The World's Poor Do Not Have A Bank Account

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.19.2012 | Money

More than 2.5 billion people -- or half of all adults around the world -- are "unbanked," meaning they don't have a bank account, according to data re...

Caring About the Poor

Mark Moore | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Mark Moore

"I'm not concerned about the very poor," is sure to dog Romney throughout the campaign. But as he continues to explain what he meant, I hope he takes the opportunity to think about the "very poor." And I hope he is concerned. We all should be.

Mother Nature's Havoc Accentuates Poverty in Developing Nations

Anne Goddard | Posted 04.02.2012 | Impact
Anne Goddard

What the natural disasters of 2011 serve to remind us is that it is not simply during times of disaster when children bear burdens beyond their years.

UN Says World Lacks Enough Food, Fuel As Population Soars

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green

* World not seen coping with demands of rising population * "New political economy" needed By Nina Chestney ...