31 Mar There’s more to development than ending absolute poverty
PovertyMatters Blog, Guardian.co.uk
There is plenty of good news in the international development story. Living standards across the world have shot up in the past few decades, for the very wealthy, yes, but also for many of the world’s poorest people.
Things can reverse, of course, as they did in much of Africa in the 1980s. The onslaught of Aids in Botswana slashed life expectancy from 56 to 35. And living standards might decrease in rich countries as well as poor.