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 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.
Poverty Over report: November 2012
Rethinking Global Development Goals post-2015
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.
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.
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.
Poverty Over report: July 2009
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.
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Read our strategic framework - Turning hope into action - and other corporate policies here.