Tuesday, January 15, 2013

SCANDAL: Fox News publishes the truth about UNDP's "poverty eradication"

UN’s $5.7B anti-poverty agency doesn’t do much to reduce poverty, according to its own assessment

by George Russell (Twiiter: @GeorgeRussell )

The $5.7 billion United Nations Development Program bills itself as the U.N.’s flagship anti-poverty agency, but when it comes to actually helping the world’s 1.3 billion desperately poor people, that description appears to be more of a facade, according to a report commissioned by UNDP itself that is slated for closed-door discussion at the end of this month.

According to the document, UNDP’s efforts often have “only remote connections with poverty.” Its anti-poverty programs are “disconnected,” and are frequently “seriously compromised” by a lack of follow-up to help poor countries learn “what works and why.”

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