Bank Official To Discuss World Poverty Oct. 10
6, 2000 -- Deepa Narayan, a
social-development specialist for the World Bank, will describe
the realities of world poverty as expressed by poor people themselves
in an Oct. 10 talk at the University of Virginia.
talk, titled "Voices of the Poor: A Call to Action" will be held
at 3:30 p.m. in the Commonwealth Room of Newcomb Hall.
is the lead author of a three-volume study, "Voices of the
Poor," based on the experiences of more than 60,000 poor people
in 23 countries. The findings of the study provided the framework
for the World Banks recently released World Development Report
2000/2001 on the theme of "Attacking Poverty."
of the Poor" emphasizes that poverty is multi-dimensional.
Not only do poor people suffer from the material aspects of poverty,
such as unemployment, lack of food, and inadequate access to quality
health care, but there are also important psychological dimensions
to poverty, such as feelings of powerlessness, lack of voice and
a lack of freedom of choice and action.
Jessica Tyree, (804) 924-7116