The Universal Social Safety-Net and the Attack on World Poverty : Pressing Need, Manageable Cost, Practical Possibilities, Favourable Spillovers

Clunies-Ross, Anthony and Huq, Mozammel (2013) The Universal Social Safety-Net and the Attack on World Poverty : Pressing Need, Manageable Cost, Practical Possibilities, Favourable Spillovers. Taylor and Francis (Routledge). ISBN 9781315884264

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Abstract

The book is concerned with strategy and tactics for directing that small slice of world income into filling the gap. This must be done country by country, on the initiative of each country's government: with the maximum involvement of its own civil society, and with the rich world also making a contribution. To add momentum, the international community needs to adopt targets far more specific than the fifty percent extreme ‘poverty reduction’ of the first Millennium Development Goal.