Rwanda cuts poverty by 12% in six years

This past Wednesday, the GlobeMed at CU Boulder chapter participated in a debate regarding the economic policies of six prominent economists: Paul Collier, Esther Duflo, William Easterly, Dambisa Moyo, Jeffrey Sachs and Amartya Sen. adidas pas cher This debate was the culmination of three weeks worth of work – members were split into 6 separate groups, with each group being assigned a different economist. Officiel Christian Louboutin asics soldes In addition to knowing the economic policies of our assigned economist both inside and out, we also learned the economic policies of the five other economists, allowing us to effectively facilitate our economic argument. adidas nmd Ultimately, the debate proved both educational and fun, with smiles, laughter, and stimulating conversation abound. nike air max 2017 adidas powerlift 3

The day following our economic debate, I ran across an article in the LA Times featuring Paul Collier. An idealist at heart, Collier advocates economic policies guided by values-compassion and enlightened self-interest. asics basket Collier sees a need for checks and balances in order to promote good governance and believes that economic development must precede political development. In his most recent interview, Collier commented on some of the reasons behind Rwanda’s staggering economic growth. nike air max 2017 How did Rwanda cut poverty so much?

The small African nation of Rwanda recently announced that it had cut poverty by 12% in six years, from 57% of its population to 45%. nike roshe run That equals roughly a million Rwandans emerging from poverty — one of the most stunning drops in the world. nike sb It’s a remarkable achievement for Rwanda, which has emerged from civil war and a bloody ethnic genocide in the 1990s. nike air zoom pegasus How did it happen? The Times quizzed Paul Collier, director of the Center for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University, about the numbers. Are there any doubts that the drop is real? No doubts; I know the economics professor who did the data analysis, and he is highly experienced and painstaking, so it is genuine. chaussure de tennis asics nike chaussure How did Rwanda cut its poverty so much? There were one or two helpful events, notably the rise in world coffee prices, which pumped money into the rural economy, but, of course, overall the global economy since 2005 has not provided an easy environment for success. Soldes Louboutin Hence, most of the achievement is likely due to domestic policies.

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