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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 06:36 AM

7. "The study found that in 2013 a total of 1.6 billion people are living in "multidimensional" poverty

Neither the article's author nor the study itself claim that global poverty has disappeared, just that "s)ome of the poorest people in the world are becoming significantly less poor."

The Guardian article references an Oxford University study which itself confirms a UN report published last week that found "poverty reduction drives in the developing world were exceeding all expectations."

I was in Manila a couple of months ago and I agree with you that examples of extreme poverty everywhere in the world are still all too common. I accept, however, that progress is being made, but with "1.6 billion people are living in "multidimensional" poverty" very much still needs to be done.

The brighter global picture is the result of international and national aid and development projects investing in schools, health clinics, housing, infrastructure and improved access to water. The UN also pointed to trade as being a key factor which was improving conditions in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone.

Let us hope that this welcome sign of progress is not derailed by who want to curtail those "international and national aid and development projects investing in schools, health clinics, housing, infrastructure and improved access to water." Foreign aid is one of the big budget targets of many on the Ryan's budget and a favorite target of the libertarian/fundamentalist republican base.

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