Poverty and Inequality in Middle Income Countries: Policy Achievements, Political Obstacles
Braathen, Einar; May, Julian; Ulriksen, Marianne S.; Wright, Gemma; Gordon, David; Nandy, Shailen; Pérez-Bustillo, Camilo; Halvorsen, Tor; Virk, Amrit Kaur; Oloruntoba, Samuel Ojo; Jordhus-Lier, David; Aasen, Berit; Sutherland, Catherine; Boy, Martín; Karriem, Abdulrazak; Pelissery, Sony; Mahana, Rajakishor
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This collection offers a timely reassessment of viable ways of addressing poverty across the globe today. The profile of global poverty has changed dramatically over the past decade, and around three-quarters of the poor now live in middle income countries, making inequality a major issue. This requires us to fundamentally rethink anti-poverty strategies and policies, as many aspects of the established framework for poverty reduction are no longer effective. Featuring contributions from Latin America, Africa and Asia, this much-needed collection answers some of the key questions arising as development policy confronts the challenges of poverty and inequality on the global, national and local scale in both urban and rural contexts. Providing poverty researchers and practitioners with valuable new tools to address new forms of poverty in the right way, Poverty and Inequality in Middle Income Countries shows how a radical switch from aid to redistribution-based social policies is needed to combat new forms of global poverty.