Extreme Poverty

BREAD: Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development - B R E A D is a non-profit organization, founded in 2002, dedicated to encourage research and scholarship in development economics. Our main activities are conferences, a working paper and policy paper series, and a summer school.

Development Research Institute - The Development Research Institute (DRI) is devoted to rigorous, scholarly research on the economic development and growth of poor countries. An independent and non-partisan organization, DRI is led by NYU Professors William Easterly and Yaw Nyarko and is home to a growing team of researchers. DRI seeks to engage the academic world and the wider public about effective solutions to world poverty through a range of activities including our Aid Watch initiative.

Aid Watch Blog - The blog of Dr. William Easterly, a New York University professor of economics. The blog is dedicated to helping aid get to the extreme poor.

Dr. William Easterly - A New York University professor of economics, and a strong advocate against foreign government aid.

Dambisa Moyo - Dambisa Moyo is a major advocate for ending foreign government aid to Africa. She is an international economist who comments on the macroeconomy and global affairs. She is the author of the New York Times Bestseller Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How there is a Better Way for Africa. Her forthcoming book is entitled How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly and the Stark Choices Ahead is scheduled for publication in January 2011.

Micah Challenge - World Evangelical Alliance's Micah Challenge is a global coalition of Christians holding governments to account for their promise to halve extreme poverty by 2015. We are establishing a global movement to encourage deeper Christian commitment to the poor, and to speak out to leaders to act with justice.

ONE Campaign - ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures. Cofounded by Bono and other campaigners, ONE is nonpartisan and works closely with African activists and policy makers.Backed by a movement of 2 million ONE members, ONE achieves change through advocacy. We hold world leaders to account for the commitments they've made to fight extreme poverty, and we campaign for better development policies, more effective aid and trade reform. We also support greater democracy, accountability and transparency to ensure policies to beat poverty are implemented effectively. ONE is not a grant-making organization and we do not solicit funding from the general public. As we have always said, at ONE, 'we're not asking for your money, we're asking for your voice.

Extreme Poverty: Earth Institute - Over a billion people currently live below the poverty line, earning less than $1.25 a day. At the Earth Institute, researchers take a “human needs” approach and look at the root causes of extreme poverty, thinking beyond money to ask whether people have the basics they need for economic growth.Researchers, scientists and development practitioners work together to fight global poverty by addressing its multifaceted causes: hunger and malnutrition, inadequate access to health care and education, lack of safe drinking water and sanitation, energy problems, trade barriers, and gender inequality.

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