Poverty, Human Rights and the Global Order: Framing the Post-2015 Agenda

24 Pages Posted: 28 Apr 2012

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Thomas Pogge

Yale University, Global Justice Program

Date Written: April 26, 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Pogge, Thomas, Poverty, Human Rights and the Global Order: Framing the Post-2015 Agenda (April 26, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2046985 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2046985

Thomas Pogge (Contact Author)

Yale University, Global Justice Program ( email )

New Haven, CT 06520
United States
2034322272 (Phone)

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