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  • Ending Extreme Poverty, Part V: Practical Steps

    on Mar 14, 08 • in All Columns, Featured, Foreign Policy, Poverty • with Comments Off

    Ending Extreme Poverty, Part V:  Practical Steps

    In this series, we’ve unpacked popular myths about extreme poverty. We’ve looked at how we’ve gotten stuck. We’ve laid out some key levers for change. And we’ve considered the consequences of success. The developed world, well-motivated governments, and civil society among the last billion poor clearly have the means to eliminate extreme poverty in one lifetime. So, provided we have the will, where would we begin? We’d start by focusing rich-world financial and technical resources on the worst-off. Today wealthy nations and institutions sprinkle too little public money in too many countries like magic dust

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