Reuters/Marcos Brindicci - A boy sits over a wall in a slum in Hurlingham, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 21, 2016.


Poverty in Latin America: Where do we come from, where are we going?

May 10, 2016, Santiago Levy

Advances in poverty reduction in Latin America over the last decade and a half have been remarkable. Santiago Levy explains how growth and improved public policies have contributed to this improvement.

  • In the News

    If the resource-rich African economies are hit hard, that poses a big challenge for the global poverty trajectory.

    February 1, 2016, Laurence Chandy, The Washington Post
  • In the News

    If you think that in 2030 there will be a number of fragile states in the world, it’s difficult to believe there will be zero poverty.

    January 19, 2016, Laurence Chandy, Wall Street Journal
  • In the News

    Wealthy nations spend 20 times more on farm subsidies than the $12 billion they allocate to food aid and support for poor farmers annually.

    October 16, 2015, John McArthur, Reuters
  • In the News

    If economic growth of the developing world over the last 15 years was an anomaly, was a blip, then we're in trouble. If instead it's a new normal then we've got a good chance of getting close to this goal [to eradicate extreme poverty.]

    October 4, 2015, Laurence Chandy, New York Times
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    It has been the most inclusive global agenda-setting conversation ever to take place. It is about identifying a set of north stars so that everyone can go in the same direction.

    September 30, 2015, John McArthur, Al Jazeera English
  • In the News

    There’s always been a credibility problem around global poverty numbers and it’s not clear that things are going to get better in the foreseeable future.

    September 24, 2015, Laurence Chandy, Financial Times
  • Podcast | Foreign Affairs

    July 24, 2015, John McArthur

  • In the News

    It's a big paper. I hope — I’m sure — it’ll produce waves. The approach will garner wide attention because it was written by so many leaders in the field and because tackling extreme poverty has become an international priority.

    May 14, 2015, Laurence Chandy, Boston Globe
  • In the News

    The main difficulty is to guess what would have happened had the MDGs not been set. During the 1990s the number of child deaths was already falling steeply, and it may be reasonable to assume that this would have continued.

    September 25, 2014, John McArthur, The Economist
  • In the News

    [The Ebola outbreak] is not just an African problem. This is a global problem because people move, and you never know [if] you can have a spillover into neighboring countries or even to other continents. We need to act fast and we need to act globally with governments, the U.S., and multilateral organizations like the World Health Organization.

    September 12, 2014, Amadou Sy, Tavis Smiley Radio Show

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