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Submitted by Anonymous on

Main obstacles seem to be conflict, uprisings, wars, natural disaster and climate change, all of which seem to be increasing and contribute to extreme poverty... How can governments better anticipate or manage such very difficult occurrences, so as to minimize their impact on poverty levels? Agree with author that within-country inequality should not be underestimated, especially when in most poor countries, 70% of the population lives below the poverty line. Relying on growth has not thus far and will probably never help alleviate extreme to the very poor might be the only way to help them lift themselves out of poverty (governments willing...).