Tuesday
September 25
2018

Global goal to end poverty by 2030 unlikely to be met, World Bank says

By Sonia Elks

The number of people living on less than $1.90 a day has fallen to record low of about 655 million – or 9 percent of the world’s population – but a global target of ending extreme poverty by 2030 is unlikely to be met, the World Bank said on Wednesday.

Without significant shifts in policy, about 480 million people – some 6 percent of the world – will remain in extreme poverty in 2030, the majority in poor African countries which are lagging behind, it said in a forecast document.

Photo courtesy of Alison Wright.

Source: Reuters (link opens in a new window)

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global development, Global Goals, poverty, poverty alleviation, SDGs, World Bank