Will poverty disapear from the world until 2030?

by Camille Le Saux on October 18, 2013 - 10:18pm

In an article from the New York Times published on the 24th of september, Jeffrey D. Sachs is discusing a social issue in Africa.

Today, people dream about a world without poverty. The Development Committee of th World Bank set themselves a goal in April. Their goal is to end extreme poverty by the year 2030. Two major improvments have been done; first of all, in developing countries below the extreme -poverty line, proportion of households has clearly declined; secondly, the death rate of children under 5 years old has decreased since 1990. Despite these improvments, many questions about school, drinkable water, electricity and health remain. The fact is that they need economic growth, so many investments are needed for progress. Anti-market is not good for economic growth, but free-market can help. The problem is that it is not enough, the state's help is essential. New technologies have a positif impact on medecine, for example it allows a better control on Malaria. The Global Fund payed for installations to reduce the number of person infected by the Malaraia. They distributed long-lasting bed nets. It worked because the Malaria went down by 30 percent.The applications on smartphones for community health are as efficient as the help of Global Fund.

According to me, extreme pauverty will not disapear until 2030, it will certainly have reduce but extreme pauverty will still be present. Public and private powers still have to work hard together. The countries concerned have to improve their economic growth in order to be able to provide all the essential things like drinkable water and to solve questions on school, electricity and health.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/25/opinion/the-end-of-poverty-soon.html

Comments

This is a very interesting post that I hope will come true. To read that there has been improvement in some of the problems that classify poverty is extremely satisfying to hear. I like your closing statements about how poverty will not disappear entirely. Even though it would be a great happening to see poverty end, realistically it seems quite uncertain. It is also relieving to know that Malaria went down by 30 percent due to the Global funds. The statement that you made, “they need economic growth”, is a statement that I completely support. Poverty is defined as a state of being extremely poor, so to end poverty is to create economic growth. I would like to see you take this a step further and explore if any of these concepts supported by documents, research, or other scholarly articles have improved any countries currently living in poverty. Although poverty can’t be 100 percent gone, by doing more research into what causes poverty it will bring forth the answers to help end it.

This article grabbed my attention due to it being the topic that we have been learning about in my sociology class. Honestly, I believe that poverty will not disappear forever but as the article said that the Global Fund has brought Malaria down by 30 percent is a good sign and it might eventually with lone hard work and time poverty will be greatly reduced. But I do not believe that it will be gone by 2030 unless if our generation makes it an important factor into our lives to make a change in the world for the better. Time will only truly tell the outcome.

This article grabbed my attention due to it being the topic that we have been learning about in my sociology class. Honestly, I believe that poverty will not disappear forever but as the article said that the Global Fund has brought Malaria down by 30 percent is a good sign and it might eventually with lone hard work and time poverty will be greatly reduced. But I do not believe that it will be gone by 2030 unless if our generation makes it an important factor into our lives to make a change in the world for the better. Time will only truly tell the outcome.

The title of this article really caught my attention. I personally live in a community where everyone has adequate food shelter and water, but I don’t live far away from places that don’t. It really breaks my heart to see families struggling. The actual article itself is very interesting, and this summary is greatly informative. It makes me happy to know that the death rate of children has decreased and America is doing more to try to stop poverty completely. Being able to read about goals like this makes the world a better place. I agree with you when you say that poverty will not disappear completely by 2030 because earlier in your summary you stated that school, drinkable water, electricity and health are still issues. At least there are still a lot of ways communities and society can help out the cause! Great job.

The title of this post grabbed my attention! That was a great title to get readers to get interested about this post so they had to read what it was about. I really hope that this will be true-- however I agree that this issue will not be resolved by 2030, I think that we will always deal with poverty in global terms. Many issues besides education, drinkable water, and health come in to play when dealing with poverty. Coming from a small town outside of Syracuse, NY I have seen poverty at it's worst. On my way to the mall in Syracuse there are homeless people on the sides of the road, under bridges, and sometimes in the doorways of the mall asking for money for food or trying to stay warm during the winter months. This was a great blog post even if we don't agree with it!

Amazing title for your post! It instantly grabbed my attention to come and read your article. I found your article rather intriguing. I agree that it’s going to take a while before poverty will no longer exist. Especially with the way the economy is going. You stated a lot of good examples of causes of poverty but there are more than what you listed. I was born and raised in NYC and trust me when I say there is a high level of poverty there. There are homeless people literally everywhere you go. From the corners of streets to sleeping on the bus or train, there were homeless people literally everywhere. I think that it will take a long time for poverty to end because although the government talks about poverty a lot I don’t think they actually care for it really. They talk about all this action they will do but I never see it happen. I don’t know that’s just my perspective. However, I would love to see the end of poverty especially if by a year like 2030.

I like the title, it really catches your eye as I was scrolling by. The idea that extreme poverty could be reduced or even over by 2030 is quite a goal to set, however I feel it would be best to aim big. I like how you related the decline in malaria to the rate of poverty. I'm curious to see what steps the development committee of the world bank plans to take in order to reduce poverty. I can see how it would be important to revive the economic status as a part of the solution, although I'm sure there is no easy process.

This post really interested me because I personally feel that extreme or absolute poverty will always exist some way or another. In my Sociology class we discussed wealth and absolute poverty and why there is such a clash in different social and economic classes. According to our class textbook, Absolute poverty is defined as a situation in which people lack the resources to satisfy the basic needs no person should be without. The thought of eliminating such poverty as a whole by 2030 would be an amazing accomplishment, but I do have my doubts due to the majority of our wealth being in the hands of the small percentage of the extreme wealthy. I feel we may come close and show some serious improvement in leveling out classes but in today’s society wealth is power and many want to “outdo” others instead of help those in need.

I love the way you titled your article! It really grabbed my attention because this is a very prominent issue in the world. I think you expressed the issue in a very good way and really got the point across. This is a great thing to believe in; however I don't completely seeing it happen. I don't think the economy will stay steady for a long enough period of time for everyone financially to become settled and then that plan being put into place. I certainly hope it does though; not having poverty as bad as it is would be a great thing. Again very nice job!

Your article describes an article that is commenting on the goal of eliminating extreme poverty in the world by 2030. I agree that this goal is wonderful and should be fully endorsed by everyone, but I also agree with you in saying that in some ways this goal is unreasonable. Although there are a lot of things that can be changed to help lower the extreme poverty level like creating schools, ways of obtaining fresh water, health care, and fighting hunger. Personally, I want to join the Peace Corps as soon as I graduate and help the worldwide health epidemic as a nurse. Efforts from the Peace Corps and other organizations help to combat against this pandemic, but I think and agree with you in saying that extreme poverty will not be eradicated by 2030 and that it will be an issue that we can and will fight against for quite awhile. Thank you for bringing this lofty goal into perspective, I think only with perspective will we be able to defeat extreme poverty.

Wow, wouldn’t that be something. Imagine we could wipe out poverty? Personally, I don’t think it’s possible. In a way, poverty is very essential to the structure of society. I imagine that without poverty, society wouldn’t feel the need or have the drive, or means to move forward and become more advanced. I say means in reference to how people who are poor usually volunteer for trials with medications. I feel like we’d almost be a kind of socialist society, everyone would have the same rank, and the same access to services. It just seems like it’d be strange. But aside from that, I don’t think that it’d be easy to get all the resources to get that accomplished. There are always skeptics.

Hmm. I don’t think poverty in a sense can be erased from a society mainly because it is in some way built in the structure of a society. Without poverty there seems to be nothing needed to improve, almost like a utopia. Having the sense of poverty in way allows individuals to have a sense of motivation to aid and help the society, to make it a better place and include items that wasnt once there. Creating advancements. The title of the article was very eye catching and it was explained well also. Although I do not believe that poverty will disappear in the year of 2030, a society would not be a society without its flaws.

It is a very interesting subject. It is hard to believe that someday, maybe poverty will be erased and then everyone will be equal. According to me, you did a very good summary of the issue. Like others said before me, it is good to know that things have been done to help to reduce poverty. Even if others said that it is a part of society, me I think it is a part because we decided to made it a part of it, so we can reduce and maybe someday erased it.

This topic grabbed my attention because I find that poverty is one of the most important and serious issues that needs to be resolved. By the year 2030, if improvements were continued to be made from now until then, poverty can be almost or completely resolved. Poverty is definitely a serious issue that needs to be fixed before it gets worse. As time goes and aid to people who live in poverty increases, it can easily be resolved completely by 2030.

I partly disagree with what you’re saying. By the year 2030 I don’t believe that poverty will be drastically decreased. I feel if anything that poverty will have increased in the amount of time from now until then. Wages are very low and I don’t see many countries willing to reform their society. I feel like things will be different but the level of poverty will go even lower than it is now.

I agree with you, it is an excellent amelioration for the country to try to decrease poverty by the year of 2030 though, I do not think poverty will completely disappear. Poverty have been in the world for so many years and people have tried to eliminate it the most possible though, like we can see today it is still a big issue. I find it sad that some people can be so fortunate when others can be so "not fortunate" to the point where they can't even afford a bag of chips at the corner store and I would love to be able to help these people. I think if everybody in the world would think the same way and all be willing to help these less fortunate, the world would certainly be a better place. Though, I do not think that it is possible since not everybody is willing to help these people.

I agree with you, it is an excellent amelioration for the country to try to decrease poverty by the year of 2030 though, I do not think poverty will completely disappear. Poverty have been in the world for so many years and people have tried to eliminate it the most possible though, like we can see today it is still a big issue. I find it sad that some people can be so fortunate when others can be so "not fortunate" to the point where they can't even afford a bag of chips at the corner store and I would love to be able to help these people. I think if everybody in the world would think the same way and all be willing to help these less fortunate, the world would certainly be a better place. Though, I do not think that it is possible since not everybody is willing to help these people.

I agree with you, it is an excellent amelioration for the country to try to decrease poverty by the year of 2030 though, I do not think poverty will completely disappear. Poverty have been in the world for so many years and people have tried to eliminate it the most possible though, like we can see today it is still a big issue. I find it sad that some people can be so fortunate when others can be so "not fortunate" to the point where they can't even afford a bag of chips at the corner store and I would love to be able to help these people. I think if everybody in the world would think the same way and all be willing to help these less fortunate, the world would certainly be a better place. Though, I do not think that it is possible since not everybody is willing to help these people.

It is very unfortunate that there are still many countries in this world that are still in extreme poverty. I fell that is it highly unlikely that it will be disappearing any time soon; not saying that seventeen years is soon. Today in my community there are many people that are unemployed and have been laid off from their job due to the fact that our economy is taking a dive right now. It is also very difficult for teenagers/high school graduates to find jobs in my community and I feel like that is just going to hurt our economy even more. More people including students are going to be taking out more loans to go to college and they will have a hard time paying them back do to the lack of jobs. Something needs to change quickly and I feel like we need to be helping out our own country first before we hand out our resources to third world countries that cannot seem to keep their heads above water. A person that cannot swim is in no position to help a drowning person is distress.

It is very unfortunate that there are still many countries in this world that are still in extreme poverty. I fell that is it highly unlikely that it will be disappearing any time soon; not saying that seventeen years is soon. Today in my community there are many people that are unemployed and have been laid off from their job due to the fact that our economy is taking a dive right now. It is also very difficult for teenagers/high school graduates to find jobs in my community and I feel like that is just going to hurt our economy even more. More people including students are going to be taking out more loans to go to college and they will have a hard time paying them back do to the lack of jobs. Something needs to change quickly and I feel like we need to be helping out our own country first before we hand out our resources to third world countries that cannot seem to keep their heads above water. A person that cannot swim is in no position to help a drowning person is distress.

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