Bread for the World: Oregon
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Mini Hunger Course

Political Causes of Hunger

  • War, Repression, Public spending priorities, Corruption.

    • War: Disrupts economic and social activity and creates refugees. Major factor in third world hunger.
    • Repression: Usually affects particular social or ethnic groups. Denies full access to economic opportunities and political participation.
    • Public Spending Priorities: Insufficient public investment. Spending geared toward military or security forces and away from education, health and infrastructure. Major problem for third world countries which can't afford both.
    • Corruption: Inefficient waste of scare resources toward enriching an undeserved few. Contributes to insufficient spending on human resources.