(Adapted from Debraj Ray in Understanding Poverty, 2006)
A recent paper on the very much debated linkages between Globalization and Poverty, by Ann Harrison:
Development Marketplace 2007 is offering US$4 Million in awards for proposals with innovative ideas to improve health, nutrition, and population outcomes of poor people in developing countries.
The Day seeks to promote increased awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and serves to remind all people that sustained and concerted effort is vital to achieve the millennium development goal (MDG) of halving, betwen 1990 and 2015, the number of people living in poverty (less than 1 dollar a day).
More information about the Day.
Nobel Peace Prize to Mr. Yunus and Grameen Bank
Numerous articles and comments about the Nobel Peace Prize. General agreement on a well deserved prize and some questions about microfinance itself.
From Raj Nallari and Breda Griffith's teaching notes
- Fridays Academy
PADI, which stands for Poverty Analysis and Data Initiative, is a network of data producers, analysts and policy makers that had its original roots in East Asia. PADI has organized a number of training activities in East and South Asia. Now, the secretariat of this network is housed at the International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC).
In a little over a quarter of a century, economic reforms and openness have let to rapid economic growth and poverty reduction in China with her international trade soaring to reach $1.1 trillion in 2004 when China became the world’s third largest trading economy (WTO 2005, 16). Policymakers and development practitioners the world over are wondering how. In a recent NBER paper “China’s Embrace of Globalization”, Lee Branstetter and Nick Lardy (2006) provided an excellent overview of China&
News on Poverty and Growth issues from around the world.
Elections in Brazil
Lula was unable to secure a victory in the first round of the Brazilian presidential elections. He has a wide support among the poor, thanks to anti-poverty programs such as Bolsa-familia. The challenger Geraldo Alckmin criticizes what he describes as “pathetic” growth, falling short of its potential at a projected three percent this year.