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Basic Security

The fight against poverty continues globally. Government and nongovernmental organizations are in the forefront of the struggle to end poverty. Bill Gates claims that by 2035, no country will remain in poverty. The assertion was made when he compared the volume of goods and services provided by the spirit of globalization and the level of development recorded by some developing and emerging economy countries such as Brazil, Mexico, China, India, South Africa, and Nigeria.

Poverty has been categorized as absolute and relative. Absolute poverty is when people lack the means of a livelihood. It can be regarded as total deprivation. Relative poverty is when people are not living well compared to other citizens. People are considered poor if their level of per capita expenditure falls below ...

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