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To fight poverty, we need more climate action (Joe Cerrell, Khalifa Al-Kuwari, Al Jazeera)

With COP26 ongoing, much of the global climate discussion focuses on efforts to reduce and curb greenhouse gas emissions by turning to cleaner and more efficient energy. And rightly so – we have an opportunity to dramatically mitigate the damage that will be inflicted on our planet in the years to come. But as we […]

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Space/Poverty. On space barons and global poverty (Harun Onder, Brookings)

On July 21, 2021, billionaire Jeff Bezos rocketed about 65 miles above the Earth’s crust. Another billionaire, Sir Richard Branson, did the same nine days before, but his vehicle could only climb to 53 miles—some do not consider that a space flight, really. Clearly, this was not the first time man ventured into space. However, in […]

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Poverty – Introducing the second edition of the World Bank’s Global Subnational Atlas of Poverty (Minh Cong Nguyen, Judy Yang, Miyoko Asai, Natalie Kreitzer, World Bank blogs)

Subnational map of poverty at US$1.90 The second edition of the World Bank’s Global Subnational Atlas of Poverty (GSAP) includes subnational poverty rates for approximately 1,800 subregions across 166 economies. The ability to disaggregate national poverty rates by region is incredibly powerful, increasing the volume of poverty information ten-fold. Sub-regions highlighted in the GSAP are […]

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Global – Ending hunger and poverty are the top priorities for global public (Douglas Broom, WEF)

Image: World Economic Forum-Ipsos Stop hunger, poverty, improve health – what most people want | World Economic Forum (weforum.org)

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Poverty and fragility: Where will the poor live in 2030? (Brookings)

Jasmin Baier, Marina Buch Kristensen, and Søren Davidsen The world is experiencing a tipping point in its fight against poverty.

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(USA/Poverty) Executive actions to reduce poverty: A menu of options (Brookings)

Megan Curran and Christopher Wimer

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(China/Poverty) Deep-sixing poverty in China (Indermit Gill, Brookings)

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COVID19/POVERTY – 2.7 billion people did not get state aid during pandemic: Oxfam (Al Jazeera)

The COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown measures to contain it have hit millions of people hard, with poverty set to increase sharply in almost every country for the first time in decades unless action is taken now, according to a new report by Oxfam. https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2020/12/15/2-7-billion-people-got-no-state-aid-during-pandemic-report

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POVERTY/MENTAL ILLNESS – Exploring the Connection Between Poverty and Mental Illness (Walter Beckwith, AAAS)

Improving a person’s economic situation reduces their risks of anxiety and depression, and addressing these common mental illnesses reaps economic benefits by increasing employment and an individual’s earnings, according to a new review of research. https://www.aaas.org/news/exploring-connection-between-poverty-and-mental-illness