East Africa among ‘star performers’ in global war on poverty
Saturday March 23 2013
Research by UN and Oxford University shows that East African countries, mainly Tanzania and Rwanda, are among the “star performers” in fighting poverty worldwide. Nation Media Group
The UN said in the Human Development Report (HDR) 2013 that poverty reduction drivers in developing countries exceeded expectations, helping uplift hundreds of millions of the poor into a new “global middle class.”
Another report by Oxford University’s Poverty and Human Development Initiative (Ophi) ranked East African countries, mainly Tanzania and Rwanda, among the “star performers” in fighting poverty worldwide.
UN says that to improve living standards governments need to focus more on ensuring that girls attain quality education, and improve citizens’ participation in politics and governance.