How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty(Originally aired March 22, 2019)
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1078 , Segment 2
Episode: Gilded Age, Prosperity Paradox, Unemployment in Nigeria
- May 24, 2019 10:00 pm
- 28:37 mins
Guests: Karen Dillon, Former Editor of Harvard Business Review; Efosa Ojomo, Director of Global Prosperity Practice at Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, Co-authors of “The Prosperity Paradox” Since 1990, global efforts have lifted a billion people out of poverty. That’s a lot of people no longer desperately poor. But look more closely at the data and it turns out most of that improvement has been in China. In other places, like sub-Saharan Africa, the number of people in poverty has actually increased. And that’s despite, trillions of dollars spent on development projects globally. Why aren’t those efforts making more of a difference?