Maxwell Stamp's guiding principles addresses issues, which condemn millions to poverty, such as:
- Extreme poverty cannot be tackled without a mix of political, social and economic activities.
- There is a widening inequality gap between rich and poor.
- The wrong aid, such as food dumping, can increase poverty.
- Corruption prevents aid reaching the poorest.
- Climate change is a real threat to the livelihoods of poor rural communities in arid, temperate and tropical environments.
- Poverty is not confined to poorer countries.