Compiled by Dr. Mark B. Durieux

These are free and readily available web-based resources which I feel are worth looking at for information on the topic at hand. Resource links are followed by keywords and a couple of key quotes extracted from the resource. If you’re relatively new to a subject and would like to explore it without getting lost in a "forest" of search engine results, this compilation should help. If some of the keywords look promising, you might try them in the Google search box below.

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Gobal Poverty

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Slum-dwellers, who make up a third of the world's urban population, live in a poverty no better, if not worse, than rural people, who are the traditional focus of the poverty in the developing world, according to a report by the United Nations.
A major proportion of aid from donor nations is tied, mandating that a receiving nation spend on products and expertise originating only from the donor country. For example, Eritrea is forced to spend aid money on foreign goods and services to build a network of railways even though it is cheaper to use local expertise and resources.

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Most poor countries determine their national poverty line as the value of a basket of basic food and essential non-food items.
Longstanding concerns about responsibility for global poverty are redoubled by the injustice inherent in climate change.,,contentMDK:20153855~menuPK:435040~pagePK:148956~piPK:216618~theSitePK:430367,00.html

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Poverty lines vary in time and place, and each country uses lines which are appropriate to its level of development, societal norms and values.
While there has been great progress in reducing poverty, it has been far from even, and the global picture masks large regional differences.

poverty, distribution, rate, world bank, parameter, line, income, datum, world, world population.

Between 1970 and 2006, the South Asian poverty rate fell by 86%, the Latin American poverty rate fell by 73%, the Middle Eastern poverty rate fell by 39%, and even the African poverty rate fell by more than 20%.
...the world has been doing a better, not a worse job reducing poverty. This is because China is so rich now relative to the $1 a day poverty line that decreasing its GDP by 40% does not put so many more people into poverty, whereas in 1970, when China was among the poorest countries in the world, decreasing its GDP by 40% raised its poverty rate from about 74% to about 88%.

set, map, poverty, measure, datum, project, distribution, collection, method, subnational.

The Global Poverty Mapping Project seeks to enhance current understanding of the global distribution of poverty and the geographic and biophysical conditions of where the poor live.
The project aims to assist policy makers, development agencies, and the poor themselves in designing interventions to reduce poverty.

haiti, poverty, culture, growth, people, aid, growth policy, time, world, tremendous poverty reduction.

The countries that have not received much aid, like China, have seen tremendous growth and tremendous poverty reductions. The countries that have received aid, like Haiti, have not.
But the programs that really work involve intrusive paternalism.

poverty, book, nation, complete transcript, global economic domination, global south, director, end, interview, trade.

Geo-politics is the primary cause of global poverty.
Over seventy full interviews — including Joseph Stiglitz, Amartya Sen, John Perkins, Chalmers Johnson, Susan George, and Eric Toussaint — give an in-depth account of the methods of global economic domination.

calkins, microfinance, organization, seattle, willamette, poverty, way, ryan calkins '99, organization act, money.

"For the first time, I was forced to have my culture stand in relief against another culture, and what that taught me about myself and what I wanted to do with my life was pretty fundamental," Calkins says.
That semester in South America launched Calkins on a path of fighting global poverty, and nearly a decade later, he discovered a different way to do it: microfinance.

service, government, money, accountability, government performance, poor delivery, effective management, developing world, author, country.

Poor people depend heavily on government services. Poor delivery of the services is often due to a lack of effective management and implementation of government expenditures rather than just the paucity of resources.
Proper use of both foreign assistance and domestic taxes depends on effective governance, with accountability an essential element—government responds when its activities are brought into the light.

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The Global Poverty and Practice Minor trains students in the study and analysis of global poverty.
The course will expose students to a diversity of methodological frameworks and techniques and will also allow students to discuss, reflect upon, and debate the ethics of global citizenship.