Egypt

Egypt

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Egypt

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 […]

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Peace index

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GPI

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 […]

India

Case Study – Is Fair Trade company really fair?

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Fairtrade

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 […]

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Inequality-adjusted human developing index

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HDI

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 […]

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Plumpy

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plumpy

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.

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National income

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GNIpc

National income (GNI) takes into account not only the volume of production in the country (GDP), but also the balance of the revenue from the investments abroad and work abroad its citizens (+), compared to a drain of finance for similar reasons (-). 2/3 of the poor countries has the negative balance. Among them, the […]

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Costs

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costs

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 […]

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Malnutrition

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Malnutrition

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.

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Poverty

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poverty

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 […]

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Basic needs

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poverty

nutrition, basic medical care, water, sanitation, shelter, personal safety. 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.

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Corruption

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corruption

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):

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Who needs who can

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We identify societies requiring support. Currently, in 75 countries gross domestic product per capita is so small that the likely proportion of undernourished people is there greater than the average in the world. Their needs are proportional to the population and to the distance that separates them from a minimum GDP per capita ($ 3600).

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Unfair competition

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competition

Subsidies to agriculture in rich countries means that agriculture in poor countries sometimes is unprofitable or brings a very small income. Farm subsidies amount  is equivalent to nearly 4 times the aid given to developing countries by richer ones.