Smart Ways to Tackle Poverty
The Huffington Post has published an op-ed by Bjorn Lomborg which discusses the findings from our research on post-2015 targets to address Poverty.
Extreme poverty -- by current reckoning, living on less than $1.25 a day -- is a continuing problem for far too many people in today's world. It is also arguably one of the most important challenges to address, because more prosperous people can afford more to eat, get better access to education and healthcare and generally live better lives. So it's good to see that excellent progress has been made in poverty reduction in recent years.
The proportion of people in developing countries living in poverty more than halved between 1990 and 2010. But, according to the World Bank, just over one billion people continue to live in poverty, although that's down from 1.9 billion in 1990. The big question now is whether this rapid improvement can be maintained so that we can truly make poverty history.
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