Can poverty be eradicated?

By Al Jazeera

According to the World Bank, about 702 million people, or 9.6% of the world’s population, will live below the poverty line this year, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. In 2012, that number stood at 902 million, or about 13% of the world’s population.

This forecast by the World Bank used a new international poverty line of $1.90 a day, an upgrade from the previous line of $1.25 a day, which was set in 2005.

But what does it take to end poverty once and for all? And what does it mean to be poor?

Presenter: Laura Kyle


Aly Khan Satchu – CEO of Rich Management and Emerging Economy Specialist.

Deborah Hardoon – Deputy Head of Research on Poverty and Inequality at Oxfam.

Yan Randolph – Director of Sovereign Risk Analysis at IHS Global Insight.

Source:: Al Jazeera

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