If the Millennium Development Goals are to be reached by 2015, development as a concept must be fundamentally revised. New indicators of social progress need to recognise that poverty and wealth are not isolated, but are in fact interdependent phenomena, says a report by Jens Martens.
Given the lack of accelerated progress on poverty and inequality since the Millennium Declaration ten years ago, to call for “more of the same” is not the answer. A comprehensive redefinition of our approach to development is needed, says the Social Watch Report 2010.
More than ten years on, global poverty reduction strategies introduced by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund have failed to deliver on the basic promises made to the world’s poorest people, says a report by Minority Rights Group International.
Over the last half-century, America’s highest earners have seen their tax outlays drop by as much as two-thirds. An ‘Economic Tax Recovery Plan’ could raise $450 billion in revenue by ending unfair benefits for the rich, says a report by Wealth for the Common Good.
The official launch of the STWR publication ‘Megaslumming’ took place in Nairobi on 20th January 2010 with around 200 people attending a panel discussion and public debate at the National Museum of Kenya.
Upward trends in inequality and hunger call into question conventional
approaches to poverty reduction. Rather than depending on deregulated markets
to encourage growth, governments should take a central role in promoting sustainable
economic development, argues a report by UNDESA.
excess lies at the heart of the recklessness that brought the United States - and
the world - to the brink of economic collapse. Yet compensation packages for
top executives remain at levels completely disconnected from any underlying value that they offer to society, says the Institute for Policy Studies.