"War on Poverty, translating it into African context"
War on Poverty, Translating it into African context
Poverty, is a well known global challenge which affects both developed and developing countries. It is both interesting and important to note that the most affected continent by poverty is Africa especially Sub-Saharan Africa. However, it is sad to note that in most cases, poverty is man-made which also gives us hope of eradicating it.
This book aims to investigate into the Poverty challenge being faced in developing countries with particular reference to Africa. It aims to find out the true nature of poverty in Africa, its causes/drivers and maintainers, why poverty in Africa seems not to be ending. Further, it investigates the effects of poverty on the brain. It highlights the major challenges which make it difficult to reduce and eradicate poverty in Africa by taking a different approach by analyzing the very nature of poverty.
The book investigates the current status and capability of Africa in escaping the poverty trap. It is seen that Africa is currently having a negative escape rate to poverty in comparison to other continents like Asia which is seen to be making remarkable progress in escaping the poverty trap. The book ends by providing remedial measures on how we can reduce and hopefully eradicate Africanized poverty.
This book calls for an urgent advocacy of “War on Poverty” in Africa if the continent is to develop and to spark debate on how poverty can be eradicated. The book is intended for Academicians, Policy makers, Non-Governmental organizations, donors and everyone who is interested in getting involved in eradicating poverty in Africa.