www.ted.com is a Website to visit for searching ideas, if I can tell you. Take a look of this video : Hans Rosling's new insights on poverty | Video on TED.com http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/hans_rosling_reveals_new_insights_on_poverty.html How the researcher Hans Rosling notes 7 dimensions of the development as average and\or objective to achieve to go out of the poverty: economic growth, Governance, Culture, Health, Environment, Human Rights, and Education. Hans Rosling asserts at the end of his intervention that "what seems impossible is possible. We can have a good world. " And he proves it by swallowing a steel sabre!!! Enjoy it !