Global poverty

Poverty on the world scale has complex causes and wide-ranging effects. Global efforts to reduce poverty have been moderately successful over the last twenty years, with extreme poverty declining in certain areas of rapid economic development, notably China and India. However, progress has been uneven.

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Global poverty

This essay examines the extent of global poverty, its significance and its impacts. It considers a range of approaches for reducing poverty and reviews the status of global action aimed at meeting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

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Book cover Are we progressing: Comprehensive monitoring and reporting in Australia Andrew Macintosh & Deb Wilkinson

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HRFA-cover Human Rights For and Against Spencer Zifcak & Alison King

Aus-Economy The Australian Economy Ian McAuley

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