Pressröster från utgivningsåret:
"Here is one of the grand masters of socio-economic study whose opinions must command the utmost attention. His approach to the population problem is convincing in its impatience and its stress on the part that has to be played by the poor countries themselves. It is to be hoped that it will serve as a guide to politicians."
-- Thomas Balogh, The New York Times Book Review
"Almost all the theories about how the new nations can conquer their poverty, Gunnar Myrdal writes in a new book, are wrong [...] he has written an utterly iconoclastic book [...] the basic thrust of his argument is persuasive and utterly urgent."
-- Michael Harrington, The Washington Star
"It is a glorious, splendid book. Here is a frank and supported exposé of the aid and trade policies of the West, too often blinkered in cold war ambitions and always miserably inadequate [...] Myrdal gives a wealth of substantial and experienced argument to establish that what is morally right offers the only hope of developmental success."
-- Judith Hart, The Guardian
"The Challenge of World Poverty is aimed at those who pay the development economists' bills - you and I. What gives Myrdal's account such impact is that many of the problems are not going to be solved by foreign aid alone".
-- Roger Jelinek, The New York Times
The challenge of world poverty gavs ursprungligen ut i USA 1970. Stockholms stadsbibliotek står bakom 2012 års digitalisering och nyutgivning.