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Poverty and hunger

Article / 30th September 2008

Unlike the crisis of 1970s stagflation that signalled the end for the Keynesian social-democratic model, the food crisis of 2008 could be marked down in history for setting in motion an opposite trend, writes Adam Parsons.

Article / 16th September 2008

The inability of world leaders to face up to the root causes or policy contradictions of a food crisis is nothing new, but the resultant crisis of faith in neoliberal economic orthodoxy is a sign that the world direction is changing course, writes Adam Parsons.

Article / 15th September 2008

The World Bank's latest poverty figures underline the fact that globalisation has been largely ineffective at either reducing the burgeoning ranks of the world's poor, or including this vast swathe of the global population into the mainstream economy.

Article / 15th September 2008

The World Bank's revised international poverty line of $1.25, which on many counts reveals a negligible difference in reducing poverty since 1981, raises legitimate questions about the assumed success of globalisation.

Article / 19th May 2008

A collection of facts and further resources about economic development in Africa, including organisations, reports and articles.

Article / 19th May 2008

A collection of facts, organisations, reports and further resources about education from a global perspective.

Article / 19th May 2008

Education, health and shelter are three basic and essential services long enshrined as a fundamental human right in the Universal Declaration of 1948, but ever since contradicted by the grave reality of life for a large swathe of the world population. Still more than one billion people lack access to basic health care services, another one billion people (the majority of them women) lack even a basic education, and almost two billion people live in overcrowded and poor quality housing - with at least another 100 million people living homeless worldwide.

Article / 19th May 2008

A collection of facts, organisations, reports and further resources about access to water from a global perspective.

Article / 19th May 2008

A collection of facts, organisations, reports and further resources about the land crisis from a global perspective.

Article / 19th May 2008

A collection of facts, organisations, reports and further resources about education from a global perspective.