Extreme Possibilities: Ending Extreme Poverty By 2030

 

 

today

1.2 billion people

live in Extreme Poverty
lived in Extreme Poverty

IN 1980 1-in-2 people

lived in Extreme Poverty
CUT IN HALF

IN 2010 CUT IN HALF *

(achieved five years early)
END extreme poverty

BY 2030 END extreme poverty

*From 1990 to 2010 the number of children in school rose to nearly 90%, and around two billion people gained access to clean water. Child mortality rates had fallen by 47% and poverty rates by 52%.

EXTREME POVERTY OFTEN REFERS TO EARNING LESS THAN

$1.25
per day.

But extreme poverty is more than just a number – it is the denial of basic freedoms and human dignity.

People living in extreme poverty are forced to make impossible choices daily between food, medicine, housing, or education.

USAID is committed to eradicating extreme poverty within the next 15 years.

ENDING EXTREME POVERTY IS WITHIN REACH

Investments, Not Charity, Provide Hope

Investments, Not Charity, Provide Hope

Helping Ethiopian parents to become economically self-sufficient keeps families together.

Weathering the Storm<

Weathering the Storm

After losing everything in Cyclone Aila, farmers use flood and salt tolerant seeds to resurrect rice paddies.

Sharing Out to Move Out of Poverty in Malawi

"Sharing Out" to Move Out of Poverty in Malawi

Savings and loan groups allow villagers to grow income and businesses while feeding families.

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A NEW MODEL OF DEVELOPMENT

USAID is forging high-impact partnerships to harness innovation
and scale meaningful results to end extreme poverty.

This new model of development promotes local ownership, leverages private investment, spurs innovation, harnesses scientific and technological advances, and demands the results and accountability that will enable us to meet today’s critical development challenges.

  • US Global Development Lab
  • Frontiers Development
  • Power Africa
  • Acting on the Call
  • Feed the Future

Last updated: January 26, 2015

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