Poor countries or poor people - Nanno Kleiterp

Twenty years ago more than 90% of the poor people lived in low-income countries. Now, less than 30% of the poor still live there. This is not because the poor have moved, but because their countries have become richer.

More and more developing countries have the means to tackle poverty in their own countries without grant money. Growth in private sector investment is now already more important than official development aid.

International cooperation is moving towards equality, with the focus on developed and developing countries doing sound business together

Twenty years ago more than 90% of the poor people lived in low-income countries. Now, less than 30% of the poor still live there. This is not because the poor have moved, but because their countries have become richer.

More and more developing countries have the means to tackle poverty in their own countries without grant money. Growth in private sector investment is now already more important than official development aid.

International cooperation is moving towards equality, with the focus on developed and developing countries doing sound business together.

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