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

Anthony Clunies-Ross, Mozammel Huq

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages201
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013


  • poverty reduction
  • extreme poverty gap
  • world poverty

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