Global Poverty Argumentative Essay by Nicky

Global Poverty
Looks at the relationship of international financial institutions to the problem of global poverty.
# 148130 | 2,580 words | 17 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Sep 06, 2011 in Economics (International) , Economics (Macro) , Sociology (Poverty)

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This paper explains that global poverty is multidimensional with no agreement on how to universally measure and describe it especially under the differing realms of developed and developing nations. Next, the author describes the ways that international institutions, such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization, have attempted to alleviate and reduce global poverty especially in third world nations; however, their efforts are inadequate. The paper concludes that the efforts of international financial institutions at poverty reduction will always fail because the economic policies they promote make poverty all the more widespread.

Table of Contents:
Global Poverty: The Case in Action
Global Poverty: Accomplishment Report
Global Poverty: The Less Popular Discourse
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The Global Poverty Report in 2000 presented in the G8 Okinawa Summit by distinct global financial institutions such as the World Bank, IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Inter-American Development Bank claim that major improvements in the health and education status of developing nations. They also claim that globalization, volatility of commodity prices, and mobile private and official capital made a powerful impact on poverty reduction. The role of multilateral development banks and the IMF in the global level involve helping in shaping international rules and ensure provision of global public goods."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ayittey, G 2005, Africa Unchained: The Blue Print for Africa's Failure. Palgrave Macmillan: New York.
  • Bello, W n.d., Focus on the Global South, viewed 19 April, 2009, <>
  • Bhalla, S 2002, Imagine There's No Country: Poverty, Inequality, and Growth in the Era of Globalization 1st ed, Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC.
  • Bird, G 2004, 'Growth, Poverty, and the IMF', Journal of International Development, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 621-636
  • de Gato, R 2005, International Monetary Fund, viewed 19 April, 2009<>

Cite this Argumentative Essay:

APA Format

Global Poverty (2011, September 06) Retrieved November 27, 2020, from

MLA Format

"Global Poverty" 06 September 2011. Web. 27 November. 2020. <>