Globalization · Poverty Facts

The seemingly impossible is possible

In my quest for facts about poverty … here is very edutaining video by Hans Rosling demonstrating how developing countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He shows us the next generation of his Trendalyzer software — which analyzes and displays data in amazingly accessible ways, doctor allowing people to see patterns previously hidden behind… Continue reading The seemingly impossible is possible

Poverty Facts

Shantytowns in transition to cities

Interesting article in recent Fortune business magazine called How Shantytowns Become Real Cities* by Robert Neuwirth highlights his experiences in living in shantytowns (basically, slums) on the outskirts of major 3rd world cities. These are people who are moving from rural to urban environments and having to setup their homes/shelters as squatters. He estimates that… Continue reading Shantytowns in transition to cities