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Articles and opinion

Article / 2nd May 2012

Wenn es uns ein Anliegen ist, die andauernde, und auch kriminelle Hungersnot in einer Welt des Überflusses zu beenden,  können wir unser Handeln nicht nur auf unser Land oder unsere Gemeinde beschränken. Stattdessen sollten wir das Teilen der Nahrungsmittel auf einer globalen Ebene ins Auge fassen, vor allem hinsichtlich einer Politik, den Hunger abzuschaffen, sagt Mohammed Mesbahi

Article / 28th March 2012

The policy interpretations given by some critics of the World Bank's global poverty data are yet another form of their own political filtering. Some people just don't want to accept that the living standards of the poorest could evolve over time in any way contrary to what their political beliefs would appear to dictate, argues Martin Ravallion.

Article / 16th March 2012

The World Bank's latest data suggests a decline in global poverty throughout every region of the developing world, as well as the fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goal on halving poverty well ahead of schedule. But is this really the 'good news' that we are led to believe?

Article / 13th December 2011

As the economic crisis worsens, the foremost responsibility of governments is to redesign our political and economic systems so that no-one dies of hunger. But this will never happen without an unparalleled uprising of public support.