Articles by Hector Jorquera
The Poor Measurement of Poverty: The Chilean Case
When the Chilean government announced a decrease in poverty and extreme poverty rates earlier this year – from 15.1 percent to 14.4 percent and from 3.7 percent to 2.8 percent, respectively the response was incredulity. Chile is seen not only as a successful country for poverty reduction, but also as serious and honest in statistics, and the measurements were, until this episode, thought to be reliable. Nevertheless, the discussion lifted the veil on what was being measured.
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VOZ: From Chile, Bringing ‘Triple E’ Fashion and Connecting BoP Artisans With Luxury Markets
I am grateful that this young product designer, who graduated from Stanford, trained in innovation, cultural anthropology and art, has chosen the Araucanía Region of Chile to launch VOZ (Voice), a start-up that seeks to promote fair trade in luxury ethnic fashion, based on collaborative, environmentally-friendly design and production methods.