Presentation on theme: "What are the causes of extreme poverty, and what policies have been most effective for improving the lives of the poorest of the poor? Sadiq Farouk Labaran."— Presentation transcript:
1 What are the causes of extreme poverty, and what policies have been most effective for improving the lives of the poorest of the poor?Sadiq Farouk Labaran
2 What is Extreme Poverty? The World Bank defines extreme poverty as living on less than 1.25 US dollars (or £1) per day.
10 U.NToolsFertilizersSeedsSilosKnowledgeA decent road to market.
11 Millennium Development Goals Eradicate extreme poverty and hungerAchieve universal primary educationPromote gender equality and empower womenReduce child mortalityImprove maternal healthCombat HIV and AIDS, malaria and other diseasesEnsure environmental sustainabilityDeadline 2015
12 The New Partnership for Africa’s development (NEPAD) & (AU) NEPAD and the AU aim to tackle HIV/AIDS, reduce poverty and sustain long-term economic growth. It’s committed to governance and promoting peace and security.
13 Progress Mozambique (Reduced poverty from 70% to 55%) Kenya (Introduced free primary education)Tanzania (1000 new schools have been built and 18,000 teachers recruited)Uganda (Reduced HIV from 20% to around 6.5%)
14 References John Adam, 2010. “Why is Africa so poor?” Smith Jennifer, “ Facts on poverty in Africa”“Poverty in Africa: diseases: malaria: Facts - child poverty in Africa”Madhurima Ganguly, “Poverty in Africa”