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WHAT'S NEXT?: Due to a deteriorating global economic outlook, more than 130 out of 189 countries will experience reduced income growth, with the average global GDP growth rate falling from 4.1 percent to 3.1 percent between 2011 and 2030. Almost all of the countries with large numbers remaining in extreme poverty in 2030 will be in sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia.

  • Gavi and the IASC estimate that more than 167 million people - or 80% of people most at risk of being omitted from national vaccine plans and who may require support from the Humanitarian Buffer - are living in low- and lower-middle-income countries. interagencystandingcommittee
  • The unraveling situation in Ethiopia, where the conflict that began a year ago now risks humanitarian disaster, demonstrates the interconnected nature of conflict and hunger today. War on the Rocks
  • The World Bank, last year, brought the depressing reality of Nigeria's poverty level nearer home when it projected that 95.7 million Nigerians would live below the poverty line in 2022. The Nation Newspaper
  • Philanthropic organizations that are committed to fighting poverty and inequality in the United States or globally will never meet their goals as long as disability is missing from their work. Stanford Social Innovation Review
  • Korea recovered faster and more vigorously from the global crisis than most OECD countries, but strong economic growth alone will not be enough to address the fundamental challenges posed by its rapidly ageing population and rising inequality. OECD
  • The OECD provides detailed recommendations to make Mexico's growth more inclusive by reducing inequalities of income and opportunity, fighting poverty and promoting the participation of women in the labour market. OECD
  • Better targeting of social benefits to low-income households is needed to address poverty risks, while lowering taxes on low-paid jobs would promote formal employment, reduce inequality and include more Latvians in the social security system. OECD
  • Specific recommendations on the inclusiveness agenda include the call for Argentina to focus on improving the distribution of income, which is currently very unequal, with one-third of Argentinians currently living in poverty and an additional one-fifth at risk of falling into poverty. OECD
  • A favourable growth outlook offers Chile an opportunity to address its low productivity levels compared to other advanced economies, improve access to quality jobs and take steps to reduce its persistently high inequality. OECD
  • The social and economic costs are huge: OECD analysis shows that people with poor skills are at much greater risk of unemployment, poverty and reliance on social benefits. OECD
  • In many OECD countries, inequalities are at their highest levels in 30 years and are widening, threatening the long-term health of societies and economies, and the capacity for business to operate effectively. OECD
  • The risk of poverty among people with mental health problems is the highest in a comparison of ten OECD countries including seven other European countries, Australia and the US. OECD
  • To fight global crises such as climate change and poverty, problems that have dramatically, the world will need the power of technology to better the lives of everyone, and especially the world's most vulnerable communities. Stellar
  • The use of digital tools to contain the Covid-19 pandemic in the Netherlands has increased societal inequalities but has also opened up opportunities for further digitisation. Research Professional News
  • The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have brought Nigerian households' food security under threat while the prevalent food inflation has increased the percentage of Nigerians living below the national poverty line. AgroNigeria
  • £165m will be made available to tackle climate change while simultaneously addressing the inequalities that make women and girls more vulnerable to climate change and empowering them to take climate action. icas.com
  • Extreme poverty in South Sudan is rooted in over 50 years of conflict, while Haiti's vast challenges stem from historical and structural inequality, governance deficits and vulnerability to climate change. UN News
  • Tensions have been mounting in eastern Europe in recent weeks after the European Union accused Belarus of flying in thousands of migrants to engineer a humanitarian crisis on its border with EU-member state Poland, a dispute that threatens to draw in Russia and NATO. Reuters
  • The security challenge comes as the United Nations has repeatedly warned that Afghanistan is on the brink of the world's worst humanitarian crisis with more than half the country facing acute food shortages. Al Jazeera
  • Women are left £48 billion poorer by the Budget, six million families have been hit by the £20 cut from universal credit (while 1.9 million families will benefit from the changes to the taper rate) and we are going to see over four million children still living in poverty. CBRE
  • Action Against Hunger will prioritise addressing the key drivers of hunger and malnutrition - conflict and insecurity, climate change impacts and health inequity. Action Against Hunger
  • The economic and humanitarian situation in the besieged Gaza Strip could not be worse, pushing many Gazans to take great risks to reach Europe. Middle East Monitor
  • Climate change impacts are increasing the number of acute humanitarian emergencies, such as in Madagascar in 2021, where famine due to drought threatens the lives of millions. results-details

Last updated: 03 December 2021


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