The United Nation's agenda to end poverty misses out on dealing with the systems that have created poverty. Tessa Khan from APWLD pointed out this problem in her speech at the UN's Financing for Development hearings.
If you’ve ever played Monopoly, you know how the game is designed: except unwise choices made, the player who is close to winning keeps extracting money from the other players who are gradually falling into debt.
This webinar will examine and invite debate on the evidence behind concerns about the approach being taken to “fix” public attitudes to development by The Narrative Project and, particularly, the Gates Foundation.
The narrative that poverty rates are declining and that extreme poverty will soon be eradicated has a tremendous amount of institutional backing; it is supported by the world’s most powerful governments and promoted through the United Nations Millennium Campaign. But this narrative is misleading: poverty is not disappearing as quickly...