The plan is simple: get interested in one poor country, recognize the situation, monitor it, share information here.
Or just meet someone from there!
Let’s go: be a friend from afar!
We count countries as rich or poor countries based on how many dollars of national income a statistic resident reaches there.
The table compares each country to the whole globe, which has 7.417 billion people.
In poor countries (GNIpc <3626 $) 43% of the Earth’s population lives, including in very poor countries (GNIpc <1428 $) is 13% of the planet’s population.
Only 20% of the population lives in countries where the national income per capita is greater than the world average ($ 10,850).
|Country||Percentage of inhabitants in the population of the Earth||How many people live in richer countries|
[% of all people on Earth]
|How many people live in poorer countries
[% of all people on Earth]
|Central African Republic||0.0758%||100%||0%|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||1.1232%||98%||1%|
|Sao Tome and Principe||0.0027%||64%||36%|
|Papua New Guinea||0.0932%||62%||38%|
|Palestine, State of||0.0626%||59%||41%|
|Republic of Congo||0.0678%||58%||42%|
|Federated States of Micronesia||0.0014%||57%||43%|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||0.0622%||50%||50%|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||0.0014%||45%||55%|
|Antigua and Barbuda||0.0013%||18%||82%|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||0.0007%||15%||85%|
|Trinidad and Tobago||0.0164%||15%||85%|
|United Arab Emirates||0.0819%||6%||94%|
|United States of America||4.4243%||1%||95%|
Egypt is a poor country because of a small national income per person, but it is in a better position than the vast majority of other poor countries.
The picture below shows a society with a low standard of living, but it cares about the basic needs of almost all citizens.
An important brake on the development is the above-average costs of ensuring security due to internal and international conflicts.
The number of the poor is still growing, which threatens the social structure in Egypt. The conditions for unrest ripen.
|Governorate||Population [million]||Poverty [%]||Poor [million]|
|Beni Suef Governorate||2,9||60||1,8|
|Kafr El Sheikh Governorate||3,3||30||1,0|
|New Valley Governorate||0,2||30||0,1|
|North Sinai Governorate||0,4||30||0,1|
|Port Said Governorate||0,7||30||0,2|
|Red Sea Governorate||0,4||30||0,1|
|South Sinai Governorate||0,2||30||0,1|
Care of provinces in Poland over the governorates in Egypt: table.
If you want to deal with recognizing a situation in some area, please write to me.
The first instinct is to give a little of your money or things.
Such a gesture is valuable for the poor, because in the countries of the Global South, the currency from our countries in the Global North is much more valuable than in our country – more can be bought there. For a small donation someone can live a day longer or get a cure for a serious illness.
More determined people decide to go on a voluntary service. Their work for poor societies is full of sacrifices and risks, but it radically raises the quality of life of the natives, especially the work of specialists such as doctors.
However, the costs of trips to volunteering are high.
Charity and volunteering try to reduce the symptoms of poverty. However, they are not able to eliminate the causes, because the scale of needs in the world is too great. Continue reading “How to help”
Lack of peace is a major impediment to economic development. Measures that could be used to increase prosperity are spent on violence or the fight against violence. In a war situation, the economy does not function in the most efficient market system, but in a prescriptive system.
It turns out that the degree of national peace can be estimated numerically. Considered not only for international and domestic warfare, but also for many other factors that reflect the peace of the country. Continue reading “Peace index”
To verify this, I sent invitations to co-operate with 40 certified companies in India.
India is, on average, a poor country, considering the national income per capita (it is six times smaller than the world average).
I received only 1 answer. It is not surprising because emails are most often treated as spam. In a polite reply the director expressed his readiness to cooperate.
Let’s take a closer look at this company, maybe there are some opinions on the internet. Continue reading “Case Study – Is Fair Trade company really fair?”
Let’s make a map of fair trade products.
It is not easy to find them in stores. If you have found a fair trade product in the store, please report it to us!
Try to get as much information as possible about the product found. In particular, not only where you can buy it, but where it comes from, if you know.
Fair trade is crucial for poor countries. By buying, you can judge whether the manufacturer’s country is underdeveloped (IHDI is about 0.3) or medium developed (IHDI is about 0.6). On the map there are colorful dots indicating the degree of social development in each country – IHDI. Red means the lowest level of development, then orange, yellow and green.
Please fill as many fields as possible. Thanks!
In order to know the living standards of people in different countries, you can use the gross domestic product per person in the first approximation. GDP per capita takes into account the value of manufactured products and services during the year and the number of inhabitants.
A somewhat more accurate indicator of the wealth of society is national income per capita, as, apart from GDP per capita, the balance of money transferred to and from that country is taken into account.
These financial indicators describe the country’s capabilities but do not describe how these opportunities are used for the development of the population.
The UN has developed the Human Development Index so that in addition to GNI per person take into account country prices, life expectancy and years spent in school. 0 is the worst possible HDI rating, and 1 is the best. Continue reading “Inequality-adjusted human developing index”
The most effective philanthropy is to do something in order that philanthropy no longer needed.
The best way to support people in poor countries is to buy there.
Buying is better than sending stuff, sending money, giving loans, investing because in supported countries:
So buy in poor countries, even if we do not really need anything or even if we can buy it somewhere else.
If you intend to donate something, it is better not to give anything away for free, but there buy a product or service, even for the local community.
This aid represents 3% of the total income of the 70 poorest countries. With ODA their average national income per capita is $ 1717, and without this year’s grant it would be $ 1684 (the world average is $ 10850). Continue reading “Official development assistance”
In 2015, the UN defined the Sustainable Development program. Goal 1 is to eradicate poverty, and the first way to achieve defined objectives is to invest in underdeveloped countries.
The needs of developing countries are estimated at $ 3.3 trillion to $ 4.5 trillion per year.
Such subsidies would immediately increase incomes of poor countries (which have a GNI of less than $ 3,628 per person) to 26% to 29% of average national income per person in the world. At present, national income per person in poor countries accounts for an average of 16% (from 3% in Burundi to 32% in Micronesia) of average national income per person in the world.
Nothing special. If we were distributing to all poor countries in proportion to their needs, $ 3.3 trillion, then in India the poverty rate would be about the same as it is in Swaziland, and after $ 4.5 trillion – as in Palestine now.
Such subsidies ($ 3.3 trillion to $ 4.5 trillion), under current socio-economic systems, would immediately reduce the number of malnourished people by 88 million to 108 million, respectively (now in the poor countries there are 440 million undernourished people).
Even in rich countries there is a small percentage of poor and malnourished people. The complete elimination of poverty requires a new social welfare system, such as “Universal basic income“. Continue reading “Sustainable Development Goals”
Imagine the following situation. I have 1500 income, you have 1100, and our homeless friend 200. We decided to help him by donating 10% of our income. Is this contribution fair?
So I’ll give him 150, you 110, 260 together. I’ll stay in my pocket 1350 and you’ll get 990.
But the necessary expenses, such as rent, for each of us both are 1000.
So after paying the necessary expenses, I will have the amount of 350, and you will run out of money!
We can not agree on a seemingly equal percentage contribution.
All types of contributions are fair if they are equal to the percentage of the disposable amount, ie the amount remaining after the necessary expenses have been paid. Continue reading “Fair contributions”
What do we do What do we do ???
The gates were opened. A flood of immigrants flooded Europe. Without documents, without money, without language knowledge. More than a million people came thousands of kilometers on foot, swept through the dinghy, drove what was possible. After the war refugees from Syria, people from Central Africa and western Asia, who are looking for a better life.
But the apocalypse is only coming.
Plumpy’nut bar is intended for the treatment of acute malnutrition. It contains all the nutrients essential for good health. Is ready for consumption, it can be used at home. It does not require special storage, it has two years shelf life. Continue reading “Plumpy”
Liquidation of malnutrition and poverty is not cheap.
In order to lead directly all countries threatened by a high rate of malnutrition because of the very low gross domestic product per capita, to a GDP per capita of this size ($ 1,400), which is no longer threatens to avalanche increase in malnutrition, but generates the still fairly high percentage of malnourished because 15% of society, all the rich countries, that is, reaching a GDP per capita higher than the average in the world, would have to give to the poor 0.9% of its GDP. That’s pretty much, given that budgets for reinforcement are the average of 2.7% of GDP. Continue reading “Costs”
10.1% of the population suffers from malnutrition. 747 million people. That’s more than the total number of inhabitants of North America.
In some countries, the proportion of undernourished people is almost half the population.
2/3 of undernourished population lives in poor countries, where gross domestic product is less than $ 3,600. Continue reading “Malnutrition”
Living in a poor society for most people means living in poverty and no prospect of improvement, and for a large part of the population means an insufficient amount of food.
Currently (in 2018 year) 10% of the world population lives below the poverty line, ie on less than $ 1.90 a day. *) That’s 762 million people – more than everyone in Europe.
On a scale of 0 to 15, in 2016 the world had fulfilled the basic needs at the level of 10. In the individual countries the fulfillment of the basic needs rated from 3 to 15.
The most difficult situation was in Chad and Afghanistan. Continue reading “Basic needs”
Statistically, the poorer the country, the greater the corruption.
Corrupt officials do not work for the benefit of citizens, leading to deepening poverty in a poor country.
Resistance to corruption (in 2016) in rich countries (top graph) and poor (bottom):
The place where you earn determines people, you should know to help them out of poverty and join in building a richer world.