“Poverty does not belong in civilized human society. Its proper place is in a museum. That’s where it will be,” said Professor Muhammad Yunus, a Bangladeshi economist and founder of Grameen Bank.
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Underpaid at home, vulnerable abroad: how seasonal job schemes are draining Pacific nations of vital workers
Apisalome Movono, Massey University; Leilani Faaiuaso, and Regina Scheyvens, Massey University The economic impact of COVID on Pacific Island states, combined with major labour shortages in Australia and New Zealand, has created a perfect storm. A mass exodus means Pacific nations are now losing crucial workers at such volume that their own development prospects areContinue reading “Underpaid at home, vulnerable abroad: how seasonal job schemes are draining Pacific nations of vital workers”
How safe is it to drink rainwater?
Ian Cousins, Stockholm University; Bo Sha, Stockholm University; Jana H. Johansson, Stockholm University; Martin Scheringer, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, and Matthew Salter, Stockholm University In many parts of the world, including Africa, people rely on rainwater as a source of drinking water, as well as for other household and livelihood uses. One ofContinue reading “How safe is it to drink rainwater?”
Stereotypes about young jobless South Africans are wrong: what they’re really up to
Makeshift shops have mushroomed as people try to make ends meet amid South Africa’s excessive unemployment. Hobermunemployment. an Collection/Universal Images Group via Getty Images June 14, 2021 4.09pm BST Hannah J. Dawson, University of the Witwatersrand South Africa has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world. A whopping 63% of its young peopleContinue reading “Stereotypes about young jobless South Africans are wrong: what they’re really up to”
Smallholder farming is a proven path out of poverty, but climate change is changing the rules
October 29, 2021 By Enock Chikava In the 1990s, Zimbabwe had one dry year every five years. Now it is once every two years, and sometimes the dry years are back-to-back. I have been involved with smallholder agriculture my entire life. Along with my 10 siblings, I grew up on a small farm in Zimbabwe, whereContinue reading “Smallholder farming is a proven path out of poverty, but climate change is changing the rules”
Inequality and poverty: the hidden costs of tax dodging
Since 2014, a huge number of documents have revealed how powerful corporations and super-rich individuals are exploiting a rigged global system that allows them to avoid paying their fair share of tax. And it’s the world’s poorest people who pay the price.
Do young people hold the key to ending poverty?
By Linda Doke