Check out my ever-growing website on poverty with tons of research and information on central issues and country-specific problems.
Any review, comment or suggestion appreciated !
I'm planning to have it become a small platform for people to better interact with poverty, be it for donations, promoting fair trade, business opportunities or investment.
Caught up between wars, political unrest, droughts, floods and backward agriculture, Ethiopia sometimes seems doomed to never develop. And yet half or its problems (if not more) are man-made, just like famine is.
While restoring its deteriorated environment will take a long while, modernizing the agriculture, building a proper road network and promoting regional trade in East Africa are key aspects of solving the issue of the…Continue
Posted on September 18, 2011 at 10:12
This is a very short summary of a page on African facts I wrote recently.
Its aim is to provide more context to better grasp the nuances of African poverty. And it's all based on research material so... only quality stuff!
It's all pretty basic observations in the end, but it's worth it for the full version with explanations & details:…Continue
Posted on August 20, 2011 at 19:10
This is an excerpt from the introduction of an article on poverty in the United states (full article here):
"In 2009, the Census Bureau counted over 43 million people living in poverty in the United States. And the idea is that this makes US recovery all the more difficult because the more poverty there is, the more it affects the economy and the…Continue
Posted on July 16, 2011 at 8:03
Poverty in India seems (at least in common representation) an age-old issue that is rooted in the caste system.
Ever since its independence the world's biggest democracy - as newspapers like to dub it - has bee fighting poverty, though it seems it was all almost in vain. It's only now that policymakers and researchers start to understand and highlight how the intricacies of the Indian society hamper (and sometimes help) anti-poverty programs.
The socio-cultural discriminations…Continue
Posted on June 23, 2011 at 9:28