Publication Date: September 2008
Publisher: Better World Campaign
Author(s): John W. Sewell
Research Area: Human rights; Social conditions
Keywords: Development policy; Global poverty; Presidential transition
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.