aqlogo_white X
Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas
Countries   |   About    |   Subscribe   |   Newsletter |   Videos

Banner Ad
Banner Ad
Can the private sector earn money fighting poverty? Three recent case studies in Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil suggest it's possible—but it won't be easy.
Angel Medina leads a program to instill cultural and democratic political empowerment among Ecuador's indigenous people. Soninha exposes the backroom politics of Sao Paulo for young voters. Diqui James runs a theater troupe that's winning kudos from audiences around the world.
Targeted monetary transfer programs such as Brazil's "Bolsa Familia" represent bold new alternatives in the field of poverty alleviation. Do they work as well as their advocates claim?
A fierce debate rages over whether globalization reduces or increases poverty and inequality. The evidence doesn't always provide comfortable answers for either side.
The first step in designing effective programs to reduce poverty in the region is to figure out the real numbers. Unfortunately, that's harder than it looks.


Like what you're reading?

Subscribe to Americas Quarterly's free Week in Review newsletter and stay up-to-date on politics, business and culture in the Americas.