Limited purchasing power

Other Names:
Insufficient buying power
Lack of purchasing power

People in developing countries are hungry because they are poor, not because there is insufficient food or land available there. Even when people are starving to death, there may be quite enough food within the country but they cannot afford to purchase what is available.


Narrower Problems:
Scarce local cash
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Date of last update
21.05.2019 – 18:00 CEST