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The World Poverty Clock

Geoff Riley

21st March 2018

The clock is ticking for meeting the 1st of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals - namely eliminating extreme poverty by 2030. The World Poverty Clock is a highly visual tool for gauging what is left to do.

A new paper from Bill Easterly et al published in Nature projects that the world will miss the 1st Sustainable Development Goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030; Africa is especially off-track for this goal. Click here for the paper

According to the published extract, their model estimates indicate that on September 1, 2017, 647 million people live in extreme poverty. Every minute 70 people escape poverty (or 1.2 people per second). This is close to but below the SDG-target (92 people per minute, or 1.5 per second).

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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