Beating Poverty in Africa - Where to Start

Beating poverty in Africa will require finely-tuned interventions to overcome the wide variety of factors hindering development, including targeted action in areas ranging from from health and education to the improvement of living standards by providing efficient cooking fuel and safe drinking water. Helping to pinpoint the action needed, development economists at Oxford University in Britain, working with the UN Development Programme, have published a new study which identifies, country by country and region by region, the nature and intensity of the wide variety of deprivations which each poor person experiences. AllAfrica reports on their findings.

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