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The new bottom billion : a narrative of inequality

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Abstract: There is a ‘new bottom billion’, consisting of 960 million poor people, or 72% of the world’s poor, living in middle-income countries. In 1990, 93% of the world’s poor lived in low-income countries. This raises new questions for aid and development policy. This article discusses these questions and argues that a new development narrative is needed that focuses on poor people, rather than poor countries.
Authors: Sumner, A.
Category: General
End Page: 8
Serial number: 23
ISSN: [1874-2033]
Journal: The Broker
Keywords: demography , development policy , poverty
Language: eng
Organization: The Broker
Year: 2011
Right: © 2011 IDP. This article has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported license.
Subject: Social and Political Change
Start Page: 4
Title: The new bottom billion : a narrative of inequality