While extreme poverty in China is at a record low, thanks
to the rapid economic development of the country since the 1990s, social
tensions and mistrust in the government in the country have never been that bad
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With nearly half of the population living in extreme
destitution in Haiti (and two thirds in “normal” poverty), fighting inequalities,
violence and increasing food prices requires the local
government & NGOs to put the bar very high...
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Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that
drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he
says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get
done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start
rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if
that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let's change
the way we think about changing the world.
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Throughout the world, poverty takes many forms and affects our lives in many ways. And yet, it's the least understood challenge of our times. Many governments still rely on prejudices and one-sided beliefs to help the poor and tackle the problem.
Impoverishment and deprivation are mankind's oldest issues.
ancient times it was about lack of water, food, shelter etc. Nowadays,
this is much more complex. All these issues are now combined with
unemployment, lack of energy, infrastructure, resources, etc...
Result? Many governments are simply at a loss at where to begin!
any country, the poor and the well-off often live in completely
different worlds, completely insulated from one another. That's why the
first step to tackle this issue must be to promote the mutual
understanding of both worlds. It's only once a population
is aware of the causes and effects of the problem that it can bring
it onto the political agenda and make it a priority.
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