Is aid or trade the best way to combat global poverty?

Jun 01, 2013, 08:06 AM

Over one billion people have been taken out of extreme poverty in the last 20 years, and over the next generation there is a chance to lift the whole of humanity over the internationally recognised poverty line of £1.25 a day.

Dr Sabina Alkire, director of the Oxford University Poverty & Human Development Initiative, and Jeremy Lefroy, Conservative MP and member of Trade Out of Poverty, consider whether capitalism and free markets, rather than good governance and social programmes, are the answer to ending poverty.

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