Poverty, Human Rights and the Global Order: Framing the Post-2015 Agenda
24 Pages Posted: 28 Apr 2012
Date Written: April 26, 2012
A recent "Update" from the World Bank has caused widespread media celebrations of "drastic" progress against poverty in the 2005-10 period. But no such progress is visible in the data on undernutrition provided by the FAO. This paper discusses the discrepancy and, more broadly, better ways of tracking poverty (than the World Bank's money-metric headcounts) and more plausible poverty goals (than the soon-to-expire MDGs).
Keywords: food prices, human rights, inequality, MDGs, measurement, poverty, undernutrition
JEL Classification: A11, A13, I32
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