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Trends in Global Poverty

The geography of world poverty is dynamic, and is increasingly influenced by global phenomena such as globalisation, climate change and the world’s financial markets. According to recent research, many of the world’s poorest people no longer live in the world’s poorest countries. Rather, current trends point to growing social inequalities within many countries, with a widening gap between rich and poor people - fuelling social tensions and calls for social justice. The widespread use of social and other media also means that people all over the world are increasingly aware of the power relations that impact upon their lives, and have opportunities to react. Poor people are no longer as voiceless as they once were.

​Further Information​

> International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2021 - "Building Forward Together"​​​​

> World Bank report c​onveys a gloo​my picture of poverty reduction​​​​​​

> Multidimensional Poverty Index 2019​

> Urban Poverty: What Conse​quences for SDC’s South Cooperation?

> The SDGs, Land R​ights, and Poverty 

> More Evidence for ​Falling Poverty in Asia, Linked to Falling Birth Rates

> Global Demand for Na​tural Resources and Local Demands for Justice: About Business, Land and Rights… 

> Making a Better World? ​How Being Reflexive Could Make Us More Effective Development Practitioners 

> The Tyranny of Performanc​e: Or the Luxury of Time... 

> Partnerships with th​e Private Sector for Development: The Private Sector as a Driving Force for Development

> The Dangerous Economics of​ Inequality: The IMF Adds its Voice to a Growing Chorus 

> Growing Inequalities and Glob​al Governance

> So Being Poor Saps​ Mental Abilities? An Article in the Journal Science Links Poverty and Cognitive Function 

> Contested New Geographies ​of Poverty and Aid