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In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

  • [New] The World Bank predicts declines in poverty in high income countries and MICs while LICs are expected to see further increases in poverty. Center for Global Development
  • [New] Children International reports that in the United States of America, one out of every seven children will be born into poverty, and 40% of all American children will struggle with poverty at some point before reaching adulthood. Invisible People
  • [New] If left unchecked, climate change will condemn 132 million more people into poverty over the next decade, while displacing more than 216 million from their homes and land by 2050. MR Online
  • [New] The inflation crisis in Latin America is just another factor that will weigh on growth and poverty reduction for years to come. BNN
  • [New] The economic catastrophe has already been a setback for efforts to reduce poverty and also could fuel migration and brain drain - workers stung by the loss in purchasing power might be more likely to head to the U.S. for better prospects. BNN
  • [New] Indonesia has targeted to accelerate efforts to reduce extreme poverty to zero percent by 2024. Antara
  • [New] When the federal government launched the Canada Emergency Response Benefit last year, it left some wondering whether it could lead to a lasting framework for a national basic income program - one that would help lift struggling Canadians out of poverty. saultonline
  • [New] Population growth and distribution in Saint-Domingue and Haiti Haiti's population growth and distribution in large part followed patterns related to the previously mentioned risk drivers, being shaped heavily by poverty and environmental degradation. University College London
  • [New] Only 45% of Africa's population has access to strong health opportunities so any shock risks plunging communities into poverty, a new report by the Global Center on Adaptation finds. African Business
  • [New] The triple threat of COVID-19, conflict and climate change makes the global goal of ending poverty by 2030 unachievable unless immediate and substantial policy actions are taken. United NationDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development
  • [New] The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba has stated that the federal government planned to take 35 million Nigerians out of poverty through the National Development Plan (NDP) 2021-2025. Africa Center for Strategic Studies
  • [New] Without effective action, more violent storms, droughts, rising sea levels and other climate-related events could push over 130 million people into poverty by 2030 and cause over 200 million to migrate by 2050. World Bank Blogs
  • [New] Extreme poverty in South Sudan is rooted in over 50 years of conflict, while Haiti's vast challenges stem from historical and structural inequality, governance deficits and vulnerability to climate change. UN News
  • [New] In barely two years, COVID-19 has set back progress in development efforts across the world and available data indicates there will likely be significant increases in extreme poverty, undernourishment, and child stunting in the coming years. Research Technical Assistance Center
  • [New] The World Bank, last year, brought the depressing reality of Nigeria's poverty level nearer home when it projected that 95.7 million Nigerians would live below the poverty line in 2022. The Nation Newspaper
  • [New] Philanthropic organizations that are committed to fighting poverty and inequality in the United States or globally will never meet their goals as long as disability is missing from their work. Stanford Social Innovation Review
  • [New] The global effort to reduce poverty will increasingly depend upon private capital flows and the degree to which DFIs can facilitate greater investment in low and lower-middle income countries. Publish What You Fund
  • Women are left £48 billion poorer by the Budget, six million families have been hit by the £20 cut from universal credit (while 1.9 million families will benefit from the changes to the taper rate) and we are going to see over four million children still living in poverty. CBRE
  • Global poverty is expected to decline in 2021, partly offsetting the large increase in 2020, but the number of people in poverty is still projected to be 65-75 million higher than pre-pandemic trends. Niti Aayog
  • £11 could provide a child living in poverty in Afghanistan with a birth certificate and formal ID, so they can go to school and start their education.
  • In a state with disproportionately high rates of poverty, such as West Virginia, the Build Back Better plan could have a dramatic and positive impact. Salon

Last updated: 05 December 2021