What's Blocking Progress for the Poor? Here Are Three Myths on Foreign Aid What's Blocking Progress for the Poor? Here Are Three Myths on Foreign Aid
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What's Blocking Progress for the Poor? Here Are Three Myths on Foreign Aid

by Jessica Rivera

January 27, 2014

 

 

Saving lives doesn’t lead to overpopulation. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. "Creating societies where people enjoy basic health, relative prosperity, fundamental equality, and access to contraceptives is the only way to secure a sustainable world. We will build a better future for everyone by giving people the freedom and the power to build a better future for themselves and their families."

The letter concludes with this charge, "we all have the chance to create a world where extreme poverty is the exception rather than the rule, and where all children have the same chance to thrive, no matter where they’re born. For those of us who believe in the value of every human life, there isn’t any more inspiring work under way in the world today."

To read the full and interactive version of the letter, check it out here. 

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What's Blocking Progress for the Poor? Here Are Three Myths on Foreign Aid