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International perspectives on poverty

WithBent Greve

This chapter focuses on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, in particular the goal of eradicating extreme poverty; it then presents the international collaboration in relation to poverty, including organisations such as UNICEF, the World Bank, the OECD and the EU. This is followed by a presentation on poverty and its relation to migration and also touches upon transfers from rich to poor countries and international support for development. The chapter also looks into the relation between technological developments, which might move production around the globe and also from countries with an abundant number of workers. Lastly, economic growth as one way, but not the only way, that might help in the alleviation of poverty, depending on the way in which economic growth is distributed, is presented.