News on the Fight Against Poverty and Hunger
Expert Views on the Poverty and Hunger Reduction
Cash or Cows?
The importance of a multifaceted approach to development.
One Investment that Can Make Unhealthy Cities Livable and Fight Climate Change: Sustainable Transportation
The more the world urbanizes – and we’re forecast to be 70 percent urban-dwellers by 2050 – the more critical clean, efficient, safe transportation becomes. Access to better jobs, schools, and clinics gives the poor a ladder out of poverty and towards greater prosperity.
What Causes Hunger?
The world produces enough to feed the entire global population of 7 billion people. And yet, one person in eight on the planet goes to bed hungry each night. In some countries, one child in three is underweight. Why does hunger exist?
Should we stop talking about middle-income countries?
Moving from low- income to middle- income status is not a panacea to end aid, argues Jonathan Glennie, and indeed the very measure of ‘middle-income’ is flawed.
Inequality seen as bar to development
With the richest 1% of the population now owning 40% of global assets, and the bottom half sharing just 1%, inequality is fast being recognized as a stubborn underlying obstacle to development.
Epicenters: Do Everything At Once
How can resource-poor countries in Africa provide these services – reliably and affordably – in remote rural areas? And how can the deeply entrenched gender barriers that hold women back be transformed?
Tanzania has shown how civil society can contribute to economic justice
By asking the right questions, citizens can help to fight poverty, promote transparency and reinforce social and economic rights
Food Security Raises the Obvious: Can We Feed 9.6 Billion by 2050?
World Population Day 2013 came and went with little fanfare this year. There were no organized efforts to draw attention to the annual United Nations observance, which underscores population issues. The sole article I saw on the subject matter-of-factly noted that "global population is growing faster than expected" as U.N. demographers revised their projections upwards to 9.6 billion by 2050 and 11 billion by 2100.
Ten facts about Hunger
Every year, authors, journalists, teachers, researchers, schoolchildren and students ask us for statistics about hunger and malnutrition. To help answer these questions, we've compiled a list of useful facts and figures on world hunger.
VIDEO - G20 for Change: NGOs voices at the G20 Summit 2013
From the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg: Transparency International, InterAction, Oxfam, World Vision, Save the Children
For G20 leaders, poverty is a taxing issue
The G20 has been dominated by Syria, tax reform, and playground infighting among world leaders. But where is the talk of ending hunger, eradicating diseases or cancelling debts?
G20 Lays Out Plan that Could Help the World's Poor - If Leaders Step Up
The G20's focus in 2013-2014 will continue to include food security for the poorest families, providing financial services to rural poor who lack access to banks, and reducing the cost to immigrants sending remittances home to their families.
How stronger land use rights can curb global hunger
In many developing countries, farmers till plots without the government or traditional leaders formally recognizing their right to the land. But without formal land rights, those tilling the soil can be vulnerable to large-scale land acquisitions — sometimes dismissively called land grabs — without their knowledge or consent. Investors often lease or buy large swaths of land for agricultural production, oil exploration or other uses.
Philanthropists and aid donors must join forces in these straitened times
Private donors cannot be expected to stump up cash without having a say – and the new global partnership must reflect this
Key Documents on the Poverty and Hunger Reduction
- Arab States
- Asia & Pacific
- Civil Society
- Ecology & Environment
- Emergencies, Crises, Conflicts and Disasters
- Finance, Crisis, Money
- Food Security
- Gender Equality
- Global Governance
- Global Partnership
- Human Rights
- Intergovernmental Organizations
- Jobs & Employment
- Multilateral Aid
- North America
- Open Government
- Policy Advocacy
- Poverty and Hunger
- Public–Private Partnership (PPP)
- Russia & Ex-USSR
- South/Latin America