Helping Ethiopian parents to become economically self-sufficient keeps families together.
702 million people
IN 1980 1-in-2 people
lived in Extreme Poverty
IN 2010 CUT IN HALF *
(achieved five years early)
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
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.
*In October 2015, the World Bank updated the international poverty line from $1.25 a day (at 2005 international prices) to $1.90 a day (at 2011 international prices). To learn more about this, please click here.
ENDING EXTREME POVERTY IS WITHIN REACH
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.
Last updated: November 09, 2015