50 years ago, South Korea was poorer than Sudan Today is an industry leader. Other successful examples are Taiwan, Botswana and Mauritius. Sri Lanka, a country considered lower middle income, has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world. No doubt, says Green in his book that the world's poorest communities pay the price of climate change, caused mainly by proliferating carbon emissions of the rich. Such extremes are both morally disgusting and a waste of talent and potential. Ending the scourge of extreme poverty, inequality and the threat of environmental collapse is the great challenge of the century.
Elmundo.es opinion about the book, which challenges the belief that the development of the poorest countries depends only on the behavior of the richest countries, and seeks to show that development only occurs from the bottom up, ie, societies and active citizens and effective states that guarantee security and law enforcement, and are capable of promoting economic growth that benefits all. The author cites numerous examples of what has worked and what has failed in relation to the fight against poverty. 50 years ago, South Korea was poorer than Sudan. Today is an industry leader. Other successful examples are Taiwan, Botswana and Mauritius. Sri Lanka, a country considered lower middle income, has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world. "From poverty to power can be considered a manifesto to tackle the issue of poverty in the twenty-first century. Is a voice of alarm, but also a lucid view of what we do and how.
The challenge is clear: if we fail, future generations will not forgive us, if we succeed, we wonder why we took so long, "said Jeremy Hobbs, Oxfam's director general. Among the many data it collects this publication there are some alarming: If urgent measures are not taken in 2025 may have 150 million "climate refugees". A child born within 20% of the poorest households in Ghana or Senegal are two to three times more likely to die within five years another 20% born in the richest households. According to the UN would take 300,000 million dollars a year for all the world's people from entering more than one dollar a day. This figure represents one third of annual global military spending. But it seems that ending poverty is not a priority item on the agenda of the international community, since only 10% of global health research was spent on diseases that affect 90% of world population