Duncan Green

1 1.6 billion people living in poverty, says report

An estimated 1.6 billion people around the world are living in multidimensional poverty, says a new analysis by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative. It is a significantly higher estimate than 1.2 billion people who live in income poverty. The difference is accounted for by looking at education levels, electricity access,…

World Politics
0 Guardian: Time to abandon the democracy vs dictatorship debate?

The Guardian has published this very thought-provoking article arguing we need to stop thinking so simplistically when it comes to pushing for political progress in other countries. Well, who would argue with that? But David Booth, with the Overseas Development Institute, actually appears to be suggesting donors and development organizations…