Poverty and our Future

Source: Poverty in the rich world when it was not nearly so rich, Martin Ravallion.
Note: ACN — Australia, Canada, New Zealand; ACH — Austria-Czechoslovakia-Hungary; BSM — Benelux-Switzerland-Micro-European States; PS — Portugal, Spain; UKI — United Kingdom and Ireland.

The most pernicious form of poverty recognized under the SDGs is extreme poverty, which is defined as living on less than $1.90 a day and is applied regardless of where a person lives (The near future of global poverty, 2020).

The Global Population grew from 5.3 billion to 7.5 billion from 1993 to 2017. Yet, over the same period the number of people living in extreme poverty fell from 1.9 billion to 689 million.

Photo credit: Abir Abdullah for ADB 2012
Source: World Bank. World Development Indicators (SI.POV.NAHC).

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