The Goal: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
What Do We Want to Achieve?
- Reduce by half the number of people who live on less than $1 per day
- Guarantee stable employment
- Reduce by half the number of people who live in hunger
What Have We Already Achieved?
- We have reduced the proportion of people living on less than $1.25 per day by 600 million
- Between 1990 and 2008, the poverty rate dropped from 47% to 24%, despite world population growth
What Challenges Remain?
- There are still 850 million people living in hunger in the world
- Child malnutrition remains a concern. In 2010, almost 1/3 of children in Southern Asia were underweight
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