Tag Archives: MDGs

Can the World Really End Poverty by 2030?

The slogan “make poverty history” has been used by development pundits and pop star philanthropists for years. Now, in a bid to turn words into deeds, it is being discussed as a universal global target to be met within a generation.   The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight poverty-reduction targets that were signed during a world summit in 2000, will …

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The Long Road to Family Planning

Access to family planning is essential for the health and welfare of people and the planet. Family planning includes information and services for contraception and abortion. Family planning improves health, protects human rights, and makes important contributions to social welfare, economic development, and preserving the environment.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cite family planning as one of …

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Climate Shocks Will Hurt Poverty Targets

As climatic shocks worsen, disaster-affected populations will be driven deeper into poverty, exacerbating their vulnerability, in as soon as two decades – unless policymakers start to address the issue now, according to a new study from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). India did a “remarkable job” limiting the number of casualties from Cyclone Phailin, which slammed into the country’s eastern …

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