Thursday, December 30, 2010

UN's 10-year report on rural poverty

The full report, Rural Poverty Report 2011, is here. Read coverage in the Daily Yonder here. A summarizing excerpt follows:
Since the last Rural Poverty Report was published by IFAD in 2001, more than 350 million rural people have lifted themselves out of extreme poverty. But the new report notes that global poverty remains a massive and predominantly rural phenomenon – with 70 per cent of the developing world’s 1.4 billion extremely poor people living in rural areas. Key areas of concern are Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

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