“The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream”
In 2007, leading medical journal The Lancet reported a series of studies about the impact of child’s poverty on a child’s life chances. The studies estimated that cognitive development of over 200 million children under the age of 5 was held back by poverty, ill health and undernutrition, and also identified early childhood as “the most effective and cost-efficient time to ensure all children develop their full potential.”
Economist Raúl Prebisch was among the first to realize that developing countries are better off producing their own goods than importing from the developed countries. But without “a little help from my friends”, ideas are not easy to spread.
"Access to justice is a human right in itself, and essential for tackling the root causes of poverty," the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty, Magdalena Sepúlved, stressed on this year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.