9780731406999

World Poverty for Dummies

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  • ISBN13:

    9780731406999

  • ISBN10:

    0731406990

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-12-03
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Summary

Uncover the global building blocks of povertyEnding world poverty is possible -- and you can help. With World Poverty For Dummies, you find out about the building blocks of poverty, as well as its varying causes and manifestations in different regions around the world. Most importantly, you discover inspiring stories of change and actions you can take -- from changing your consumer and investment choices or lobbying your government, to becoming an aid worker.Discover: The real situation of the global poor Life in the world's megacities Solutions that address poverty Ways to get your friends onboard How to become an aid worker

Author Biography

Sarah Marland manages Amnesty International Australia's campaign on human rights and poverty.

Ashley Clements works with refugees for World Vision in the Middle East.

Lindsay Rae is head of research and education at World Vision Australia.

Adam Valvasori is values manager at The Body Shop Australia.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
For Richer or Poorer
Rich World, Poor World
What's Wrong With Being Poor?
The Geography of Poverty
So You Want to Make a Difference?
Poverty's Building Blocks
Shadows of the Past
Conflict and Disaster
The Cult of Bribery, Corruption and Theft
Poverty Under the Microscope
Women: The World's Poor
Hunger and Thirst
The Foundations of Learning
Livelihoods Lost
Getting Sicker, Dying Younger
Poverty's Outlook
Migration and Human Trafficking
Creating a Planet of Slums
Climate Chaos and World Poverty
Economics and Levers of Change
Scrambling for Global Resources
Harnessing the Might of Money
Delivering Aid That Works
The Lie of the Level Playing Field: World Trade
Escaping the Vortex of Debt
The Part of Tens
Ten Most Exciting Stories of Change
Ten Plus Hazards on the Horizon
Ten Informative and Inspiring Movies
Ten Actions You Can Take
Index
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