Description - Reducing Global Poverty by Barry B. Hughes
This is the first volume in an ambitious new series-"Patterns of Potential Human Progress"-inspired by the UN Millennium Development Goals (MGDs) and other initiatives to improve the global condition. The first and most fundamental of these goals-reducing poverty worldwide-is the focus of this book. Using the large-scale computer program called International Futures (IFs) developed over three decades at the prestigious University of Denver Graduate School of International Studies, this book explores the most extensive set of forecasts of global poverty ever made-providing a wide range of scenarios based on an authoritative array of data. It transcends the "$1 a day" baseline measure of poverty and probes important concepts like income poverty gaps and relative poverty. The forecasts are long-term, looking 50 years into the future, far beyond the 2015 date set out by the MDGs. They are geographically rich, spanning the entire globe and drilling down to the country level, including one of the most important global focal points, India. The poverty forecasts in this book, and all the volumes in the series, are fully integrated in perspective across a wide range of human development arenas including demographics, economics, politics, agriculture, energy, and the environment. Full of colorful, thoughtfully designed graphs, tables, maps, and other visual presentations of data and forecasts, this large-format inaugural volume ensures that the "Patterns of Potential Human Progress" series will become an indispensable resource for every development professional, student, professor, library, and indeed, country around the world.
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Author Biography - Barry B. Hughes
Barry B. Hughes is Professor of International Relations in the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He has written numerous articles and books and has consulted for the governments of Germany, Iran, Egypt, the United States and the European Union. Mohammod T. Irfan is a Ph.D. candidate in International Studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. His research focus is on long-term computer simulation of education systems around the world. Dr. Haider Khan is a professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and author of more than ten books and monographs on economy wide modeling. He is currently working on computable general equilibrium models for food and energy crises and global financial architecture. Dr. Krishna B. Kumar is a senior economist at RAND, and a professor at the Pardee Rand Graduate School where he leads the Rosenfeld Program on Asian Development. His research interests lie in the areas of economic growth and development, human capital accumulation, and technological change. Dr. Dale S. Rothman is a research associate and adjunct faculty with the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. He has extensive experience in the exploration of long-term scenarios on environment and development, most recently coordinating the development of scenarios for the United Nations Environment Programme's fourth Global Environmental Outlook. Jose R. Solorzano, MSCS/MSF, is a Senior Consultant for the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures. His main focus is on the technical side of the International Futures modeling system, design and implementation. He is currently helping develop the health module within IFs.