Poverty Of Poverty

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Despite massive advances in the standards of living in the developed world, almost half of the world’s population, roughly 3 billion people, still live on less than $2.50 a day. Prima facie, it may appear that poverty is not that challenging to alleviate especially when the mass media provides us with gargantuan of statistics on the rising income of countries stricken by destitution. Many countries located in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa, the part of the continent that is located South of the Sahara Desert, is facing an endemic poverty problem. Poverty alleviation involves improving the living conditions of people who live under the absolute poverty line by providing aid in medical and scientific areas, which is essential in providing…show more content…
Thesis Frame of Analysis
• Poverty can be easily alleviated when the government has the political will and commit to country by making use of the natural elements of the country to improve economy so that alleviation of poverty could be achieved.
• Poverty alleviation is more likely to happen in countries facing lesser challenges. For example, when the people are united, the country is more likely to have a fair distribution of resources.
• With good governance, the country then can make use of the resources for development to create a stable economy where the country can sustain itself without the help or intervention of other countries monetarily. There should also be low unemployment rate and majority of its people should have stable incomes.
• As a country with high poverty level usually has high unemployment rate, the government can create more jobs with regards to the natural resources the country has and this would also benefit industrialisation of a certain aspect.
• In a country where the people are more united to work towards poverty alleviation, the government would more probably have the political will to do whatever it takes to help.
Antithesis Frame of
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The petroleum industry in Nigeria is the largest on the African continent.
• As a result, Lagos, the largest oil generating state has attracted most of the over $20 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) that has come into Nigeria from 2011 to 2013.
• The GDP of Nigeria has increased largely over the years, with a GDP of $145.43 billion USD in 2006, to $568.51 billion USD in 2014. That is almost a 400% increase in 8 years.
• On top of the oil industry, the government considers the exploitation of nigeria's mineral resources to be among its highest priorities and is committed to the development of these resources. This is partly because the government recognizes that although the oil industry brings about high revenue, it does not create many jobs for the people. And to attract overseas investors, the government planned to foster a stable economic and political environment to encourage investors to make long term commitments to developments of the

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