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Researching Poverty

Research Prompt:

What would happen if Singer’s plans came to pass and everyone in the US was giving 1% of their income to help the truly poor in the world? Choose a country and research what type of aid would make the biggest difference in that country.  Develop a plan of how to effectively help the people of the country and explain how effective it will be. Be sure to clearly explain Singer’s proposal and define key terms (especially how you will use the term poor or poverty). Your thesis should clearly tell the reader what  country you have chosen and what form your aid proposal will take and why.

 

World's Poorest Countries

Based on the lowest Human Development Index scores, from the United Nations Human Development Report, 2013

Mozambique

Chad

Burkina Faso

Mali

Eritrea

Central African Republic

Guinea

Burundi

Sierra Leone

Guinea-Bissau

Afghanistan

Liberia

Ethiopia

Zimbabwe

Sudan

Malawi

Comoros

Côte d’Ivoire

Rwanda

Benin

Gambia

Djibouti

Zambia

Uganda

Haiti

Yemen

Togo

Lesotho

Nepal

Papua New Guinea

Mauritania

Senegal

Nigeria 0

Tanzania, United Republic

Madagascar

Cameroon

Myanmar

Angola

Pakistan

Bangladesh

Kenya

Sao Tome and Principe

Solomon Islands

Congo

 

Percent of Population Living on Less Than $1.25 Per Day

 PovcalNet: an online poverty analysis tool from the Worldbank. http://povertydata.worldbank.org/poverty/home/

 

Glossary of Terms

Here are some terms you may run into in your research:

NGO - Non-Governmental Organization:

A non-governmental organization (NGO, also often referred to as "civil society organization" or CSO) is a not-for-profit group, principally independent from government, which is organized on a local, national or international level to address issues in support of the public good. Task-oriented and made up of people with a common interest, NGOs perform a variety of services and humanitarian functions, bring public concerns to governments, monitor policy and programme implementation, and encourage participation of civil society stakeholders at the community level. Some are organized around specific issues, such as human rights. (definition from United Nations Rule of Law)

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