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Poverty Over reports

Christian Aid's series of Poverty Over reports set out our view of what constitutes poverty in the world today. They explore some of the measures that can and ought to be taken to help those living in poverty. 

Poverty and development reports

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Sustainable and equitable post-2015 development goals

Building on our 2013 report, 'The world we want to see: perspectives on post-2015', this Christian Aid position paper reflects on current proposals for new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and puts forward recommendations for ambitious equitable and environmentally sustainable post-2015 goals.

As well are arguing for clear goals on inequality, climate change and gender equality, we propose some priority target areas and a conceptual framework.

We conclude our paper with five key questions: 

  1. Will the goals ensure that no one is left behind and take economic inequality seriously?

  2. Will the goals ensure radical steps to address climate change and environmental challenges?

  3. Will the agenda address poverty in all its forms and support the progressive realisation of human rights?

  4. Will the goals address conflict and disasters?

  5. Will the ambition for universal goals be backed up by finance, resources and global cooperation?

Post-2015 position paper (PDF, 0.25mb)

 

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Poverty Over report: September 2013

Perspectives on post-2015 report cover The world we want to see: perspectives on post-2015

This report brings together articles from 17 Christian Aid partners around the world, articulating their priorities and hopes for a post-2015 global development agenda to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Introduced by Christian Aid Chair, Dr Rowan Williams, the report covers a wide-range of subjects, from climate change to tax justice, maternal health to caste-based discrimination.

Perspectives on post-2015 (PDF, 2mb)

 

Read this report in French | Lire ce rapport en français

Read this report in Portuguese | Ler este relatório em Português

Read this report in Spanish | Leer este informe en español

 

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Poverty Over report: March 2013

Tax and the Post 2015 Agenda

As the High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Agenda meet in Indonesia to discuss the implementation and financing of a new global development framework, this Christian Aid briefing considers the potential of taxation to meet a number of key objectives.

These include sustainable financing for the future, strengthening governance and accountability, and tackling inequality. We hope that tax will feature in the forthcoming High-Level Panel report and in the post-2015 discussions going forward.

Tax and the post-2015 agenda 

 

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Poverty Over report: November 2012

Rethinking Global Development Goals post-2015

Front cover of the Rethinking Development Goals Post-2015 report As world leaders meet in London to discuss a successor to the Millennium Development Goals in 2015, Christian Aid makes the case for an ambitious, universal framework with equality and sustainability at its core.

We urge the High-Level Panel on Post-2015, co-chaired by David Cameron, to revisit the Millennium Declaration and consider how new global development goals could better reflect its call for ‘collective responsibility’ by addressing shared concerns such as the need to protect the environment and end tax-dodging.

These are themes that Christian Aid will continue to explore as the Post-2015 debate develops.

 Rethinking global development goals post-2015 

 

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Poverty Over report: April 2012

The Rich, the Poor, and the Future of the World: Equity in a constrained world

Inequality in access to and use of natural resources is driving both global poverty and environmental destruction. The wealthiest 20% of the world’s population account for 80% of consumption of global resources. Increasingly, what we are seeing is a ‘natural resource grab’ by the wealthy and powerful. The poorest 20% of people, by contrast, lack the resources to have even a decent standard of living.

This report questions whether there is an alternative model for development that can deliver adequate standards of living for all but without high consumption rates and unsustainable environmental damage.

The rich, the poor, and the future of the world

 

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Poverty Over report: September 2010

We're all in this together

In the second Poverty Over report, we take a look at the progress that has been made towards the Millennium Development Goals. They are based on the Millennium Declaration signed by 189 countries in 2000, which aimed to deliver a global effort to end poverty. This report highlights the MDGs’ flawed understanding of poverty and their failure to address its causes. 

We call for several reforms to the current MDG process, including making rich countries more accountable for their part in the achievement of the Goals, increasing the Goals’ focus on gender equality and amending the Goals to reflect improvements in our understanding of climate change and the urgent need to tackle it.

We're all in this together

 

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Poverty Over report: July 2009

Poverty Over

Christian Aid's goal is for poverty to be over. Who doesn't want that? We believe poverty can be over - and soon. This report explains the basis for our thinking and invites you to join us in making it happen.  

Poverty over report

Poverty over report Ireland

 


 

Further reading

Read the two policy papers that contributed to the development of our Poverty Over reports:

Justice to poverty: change what change?

No small change: Christian Aid's understanding of how change happens (updated for 2010)

Read our strategic framework - Turning hope into action and other policy documents.

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