URGENT: Tell EU leaders to increase EU aid

Right now, the EU is negotiating its next seven-year budget, and will decide how much to invest in ending extreme poverty by 2030. The decisions made …


Together we are building a strong global community that’s ready to take action to help end extreme poverty


We've made significant progress on poverty, but we've got a long way to go

The number of people living on less than $1.90 a day has fallen to record low of about 655 million - or 9 percent of the world's population - but a …

World Economic Forum

Income and Poverty in the United States: 2017 - The Big Picture

Mark Twain

Improving economy lifts incomes, lowers poverty in in Forsyth County

New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show incomes rose and poverty levels dropped by many measures in Forsyth County between 2013 and 2017.<p>The …

Poverty Rate

Global poverty in 2015: PovcalNet’s new estimates and improved documentation

PovcalNet released new poverty estimates last week, indicating that in 2015, 10 percent of the global population were living on less than the …


India launches world's largest health care program

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a new program to provide 100 million poor families with 500,000 rupees (about $6,920) per year for …

Health Care

SDG Lapel Pins

The United Nations has committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the year 2030. That means eradicating extreme poverty, …

Sustainable Development Goals

New data paint an unpleasant picture of poverty in the US

On Sept. 12, the U.S. Census Bureau released national poverty data for 2017.<p>The headline was that 39.7 million people were poor in 2017. This works …

Poverty Rate

OPINION | War on poverty is turning into war on minority children

CHICAGO – A mere two months ago, President Trump’s White House declared the War on Poverty “largely over and a success.” The administration argued …

Poverty Rate

Saturday open thread for night owls: Poor People's Campaign focuses on the ballot box

The <b>Reverend Dr. William Barber II</b> and <b>Dr Liz Theoharis</b> at The Guardian write—<b>The war on poverty begins at the ballot box</b>:<p>[...] The weight of poverty …

Liberal View

With over 9 million members from all around the world, ONE’s membership is large, as it is diverse. ONE members bring so much to the fight to end extreme poverty and for some it’s their faith.

<i>With over 9 million members from all around the world, ONE’s membership is large, as it is diverse. ONE members bring so much to the fight to end</i> …


“Ming Gor” Chan Cheuk-ming gives away food to the homeless of Hong Kong’s poorest district Sham Sui Po

Hong Kong is one of the world’s wealthiest cities, but poverty still remains a huge issue. In the city’s Sham Shui Po district, one in four people …

Hong Kong

Garment workers get wages below urban poverty line

In Karnataka, the minimum wage in the garment sector is only around ₹8,000 a month. This is 25% below the urban poverty line of ₹10,800 a month, at …


Inside the Effort to Organize Freelance Journalists

“I don’t think anyone has good numbers on this,” says Hill. “Some might quibble with how we decide to define ‘journalist’ here, because there is a …


Lighthouse event aims to improve health outcomes for inner city poor

Members of Winnipeg’s neediest community will have easy one-on-one access to medical professionals at an inner-city health event Saturday.<p>Lighthouse …

Inner Cities

Watch Online Free: Brooklyn Castle | POV | PBS

Feature Film<p>Brooklyn Castle<p>This public-school powerhouse in junior high chess competitions has won more than 30 national championships, the most of …

Albert Einstein

India's poverty rate nearly halved to 28% between FY06 and FY16: UNDP report

According to UNDP, the MPI looks beyond income to understand how people experience poverty in multiple and simultaneous ways

Poverty Rate

In The Tank (ep158) – World Poverty Declines Bigly, and Medicaid Expansion Costs Underestimated


Global poverty reduction is slowing down

From 2002 to 2013, global poverty declined at a breakneck speed. The number of people in extreme poverty, according to the World Bank, fell from about 1.6 billion to 800 million over that time, even as the world’s population grew.<p>Unfortunately, according to a new data from the World Bank, the …


Extreme poverty is growing rarer

HANS ROSLING, a Swedish academic who died in 2017, became famous for telling people that the world was faring better than they believed. One of his …

World Bank

World in Progress: Poverty and protection

This week on the show: Why Finland's efforts to eradicate homelessness are working, poor neighborhoods in northern Brazil fear for their survival, …

Fair Trade

Arizona Had A Plan To Make the Wealthy Pay For Education. The Supreme Court Shut It Down.

The Arizona Supreme Court decision is not just a blow to the thousands of supporters who spent months protesting, organizing, and petitioning. It is …

Income Tax

The global number of people living in poverty hits record low

According to the World Bank, the number of people living in extreme poverty around the world has fallen below 750 million for the first time.<p>This …

World Bank

Egypt's Sisi Hinges on Developing Health, Education to Improve Living Conditions

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has revealed a huge interest in developing the education and health sectors to improve the living conditions …

Middle East

Billions of people on the planet — and in 104 countries, almost a quarter live in poverty

A survey of 104 countries comprising 5.5 billion people that looked at health, education and living standards has found that some 1.3 billion people …

World News

Do impact evaluations tell us anything about reducing poverty? Vol. II: The empire stagnates

<i>This post is coauthored with Aletheia Donald</i><br>Four years ago, Markus looked at 20 impact evaluations and wrote a post concluding that most of them …


California’s poverty count cut by 1.49 million in 5 years

California’s poverty ranks were cut by 1.49 million people in five years — a 17 percent decline topped by only three states.<p>New Census data shows …

Poverty Rate

Poverty rate in Florida dips to lowest level since Great Recession, census says

Nearly a decade after the Great Recession, the percentage of Floridians who were living in poverty in 2017 was at its lowest level since 2008, …

Poverty Rate

Poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population) | Data

World Bank, Global Poverty Working Group. Data are compiled from official government sources or are computed by World Bank staff using national ( …

World Bank