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Poverty: Combating the Global Crisis

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Publication Date: September 2008

Publisher(s): Better World Campaign

Author(s): John W. Sewell

Special Collection: Presidential Advisory

Topic: Human rights (Economic, social, and cultural rights)
Social conditions (Poverty and homelessness)

Keywords: Development policy; Global poverty; Presidential transition

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Promoting international economic growth and improving people's quality of life have long stood as pillars of American foreign policy. Unfortunately, nearly half of the world's population does not share the benefits of growing global prosperity as almost 3 billion people are living in poverty and earning less than $2 a day.

The next U.S. Administration should make eliminating absolute poverty a top-line priority and should work with the rest of the world to combat it immediately and effectively.