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Oxfam report ‘Public good or private wealth’ published

In time for the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Oxfam publishes its latest report ‘Public good or private wealth?’ highlighting the growing gap between the rich and the poor. Oxfam points out that the super-rich have become even richer while still hundreds of millions of people live in extreme poverty. Transforming our economies is necessary to make public services available to all. A fair share of taxation of the wealthiest should help to pay the costs. To access the report / summary, click here:

Stephanie Guha / January 2019

AFD International Conference – There is nothing inevitable about inequalities

On 7 December 2018, Agence Française de Développement (AFD) held its 13th International Conference on Development on the topic of Inequalities and Social Cohesion. Specialists from all over the world discussed the hot topic, sometimes contradictory, and proposed solutions how to address inequalities and the construction of social cohesion. Visit the official website for more information and videos:

Stephanie Guha / January 2019

​17th October – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Today, the 17th of October is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The UN General Assembly chose this date in 1992 because on that day the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in Paris in 1948. It is therefore a suitable moment to recall the fundamental connection between poverty and human rights. However not only is eradicating poverty a human rights imperative, it is also a peace imperative as well as a development imperative. Learn more »

Jessica Stamm / October 2018

​ODI report: Financing the end of extreme poverty

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) recently published a research report on Financing the end of extreme poverty. The report analyses how to achieve the global target to end extreme poverty by 2030 and presents recommendations to the donor community. For more information read the report here »

Fabienne Burkhalter / October 2018

Is the world on track to end poverty by 2030? See for yourself through the World Poverty Clock

The World Poverty Clock created by Wolfgang Fengler (Lead Economist, World Bank) shows real-time poverty statistics around the world, with country or local data. According to the clock, the current poverty escape rate is 1.1 people per second, but it’s not enough; to meet the 2030 goal, we need to be at a rate of 1.6 people per second. Watch the World Poverty Clock live here, and read a review by Vanessa Bates Ramirez here.

​Plovdiv 2018

The fourth Regional Seminar on Roma Social inclusion took place in Plovdiv from the 12-15 of March 2018. It focused on the approach taken by SDC in Bulgaria namely promoting Roma inclusion through government institutions. Learn more »

Laurent Ruedin / August 2018

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