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Poverty and Inequality

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Amnesty International

Refugee Council Online: UK based support for refugees

United Nations High commission for Refugees

The International Monetary Fund is an international organizational established to foster economic growth to help countries experiencing economic crises.

UNICEF Childinfo – includes statistical details Australian Government Treasury website. Quite intellectual but readable information.
Reviewing the references at end of document will allow students to start becoming familiar with reputable, verifiable organizations and the articles listed can also be utilized. Examines how the world's poor is starting to 'catch-up' to the living standards of developed countries but that the absolute (dollar) income gaps is still widening

United Nations paper: Counting the World's Poor: Problems and Possible Solutions. Lengthy, but readable scholarly article that appraises the argument that economic growth does little to alleviate poverty. Could be used to show students the merit of scanning an article.

Share The World's Resources (STWR). Great website that investigates a multitude of topics [Globalization, climate change, poverty etc.] with linked resource sheets. It is a think-tank that advocates in the interests of the global public, and for essential goods and services to be made universally accessible. It has consultative status at the United Nations and aims to influence policy through research and publications to secure basic human needs through greater international cooperation and economic sharing. It is a politically unaffiliated, not-for-profit organisation founded in 2003, funded entirely through private donations.

Global Issues: Causes of poverty. Website written by, and the views of, one person, Anup Shah with no organizational backing. Large variety of issues addressed with a lot of information, facts and stats provided and sources listed. Current information that was last updated in Nov 2011. Good way for students to try and evaluate the validity of information provided by a single individual with their own possible agenda.

Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS]. This particular link provides information on income distribution, but the site overall can be used for a myriad of stats that review the Australian population.

Australian Government AusAID : Turning the corner. Prepared by the Centre for International Economics, with the assistance of the Australian Agency for International Development, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Treasury. Professional publication but has two pages of key points that are easily understandable. Information provided is clearly laid out and readable.

World Vision Australia. This site includes resources on Aid, Development, Food, Maternal Health, Child Mortality, etc.

Muhummad Yunis started the Grameen bank, a microfinance organization and community development bank started in Bangladesh that makes small loans (known as microcredit) to the impoverished without requiring collateral to provided financial aid particularly to women who had been refused credit from other banks with the idea that the poor have skills that are under-utilized. The link provided is one where he talks specifically about poverty. An engaging speaker with an extraordinarily simple idea relies on helping people to help themselves.

The Poverty-Growth-Inequality Triangle. François Bourguignon Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. The World Bank. Complex publication that outlines a 'triangle' approach to relieving world poverty. May be useful for students who can be extended. Available as a PPT or PDF

Psychologists for Social Responsibility share a commitment to the application of psychological knowledge and expertise in addressing today's pressing societal challenges and in building cultures of peace with social justice. PsySR is an independent non-profit organization, funded primarily through dues and contributions with no official ties to the American Psychological Association. The organisation believes that poverty is the single greatest threat to individual human development and it simultaneously creates profound social disruption. The details the ramifications of poverty.

The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)
Globalization and poverty : Turning the corner. Prepared by the Centre for International Economics, with the assistance of the Australian Agency for International Development, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Treasury. Professional publication but has two pages of key points that are easily understandable. Information provided is clearly laid out and readable. 

Sustainable economics to end global poverty
Great website that investigates a multitude of topics [Globalization, climate change, poverty etc.] with linked resource sheets. It is a think-tank that advocates in the interests of the global public, and for essential goods and services to be made universally accessible. It has consultative status at the United Nations and aims to influence policy through research and publications to secure basic human needs through greater international cooperation and economic sharing. It is a politically unaffiliated, not-for-profit organisation founded in 2003, funded entirely through private donations.  

World population Trends
The United Nationals Population Division's World Population Trends presents a wealth of data on world population issues and trends.
Muhummad Yunis started the Grameen bank, a microfinance organization and community development bank started in Bangladesh that makes small loans (known as microcredit) to the impoverished without requiring collateral to provided financial aid particularly to women who had been refused credit from other banks with the idea that the poor have skills that are under-utilized. The link provided is one where he talks specifically about poverty. An engaging speaker with an extraordinarily simple idea relies on helping people to help themselves. 






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