George Asiamah, who has written a chapter on pro-poor development for Springer

Springer publishes pro-poor development strategies by Grantham Scholar

Grantham Scholar George Asiamah has chapter on pro-poor development published by Springer. 

Springer’s Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The SDGs are an urgent call for action by all countries to create a sustainable future. However, there has been no integrated, research-based publication that deals with them. But a new encyclopaedia from Springer addresses that gap in information.

At the start of the year, our first Scholar Nicole Kennard published 2 chapters in this work. And now George Asiamah joins her with a chapter for SDG 1.

His chapter – Pro-Poor Development Strategies – is outlined by George below.

Pro-poor development strategies

Poverty remains a major global development challenge.

According to the world bank development report, 734 million people lived in absolute poverty (living under $1.90 a day) in 2015. This is about 10% of the world’s population.

It is also estimated that about 10.1 million people could be brought back to absolute poverty by the middle of the century as a result of climate change.

SDG1 No Poverty

Therefore it has become contingent upon governments (especially in developing countries) to devise strategies that focus on the poor in order to achieve SDG 1 No Poverty.

Among other targets, SDG 1 has the aim of ending poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030.

My chapter uses the examples of countries, mainly China and Brazil, who have recently been successful in their poverty alleviation campaigns. I use these examples to articulate probable strategies to enable pro-poor development in similar climes for other developing countries.

You can read the chapter here.

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Grantham Scholar published in Springer’s Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Grantham Scholar Nicole Kennard writes 2 chapters for this new encyclopaedias.

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