The Anti Poverty Programs And Activities Of International Non Governmental Organizations

840 Words Apr 24th, 2016 4 Pages
My paper will look into the following research question: did the anti-poverty programs and activities of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) contribute in achieving Goal 1 of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which is to eradicate extreme hunger and poverty, in some South Asian and sub-Saharan African nations? Since NGOs play an active role in eradicating extreme poverty at the local and international level, I chose to look into the anti-poverty programs and strategies implemented by local and international NGOs to see if they have influenced countries to meet their MDGs. The reason I chose these two regions is because South Asia has shown the most dramatic change in reducing extreme poverty rates (52 percent to 17 percent), whereas Sub-Saharan Africa had the least percentage decline (57 percent to 41 percent) and more than 40 percent of the population continues to live in extreme poverty (MDG Report, 2015). There might be geographical, political, and other various reasons in such a stark difference between the two regions, but I wish to probe into how and if the anti-poverty programs of NGOs have made a difference in achieving the MDGs’ Goal 1 (hereinafter referred to as MDG1) in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. There are three sub-goals under Goal 1 of the MDGs: Target 1.A. is to reduce the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 a day into half between 1990 and 2015; Target 1.B. is to achieve full and productive employment and decent…
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