As someone who has been in the crosshairs of ultra poverty my whole life, and as someone who has seen countless antipoverty interventions come and go without leaving a trace, I firmly believe:

A strict adherence to top-bottom approaches simply won’t end global poverty.

The only way global poverty can end, is by putting the ultra poor, i.e., the people who themselves live on less than $1.9 a day in the global south, directly at the helm of ending extreme poverty.

Call it a bottom-up approach.

Everything else is only a timepass, and will never ever end global poverty.

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