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9/23/2015

Millenniumdevelopmentgoal1:15achievementsonpovertyandhunger|Globaldevelopment|TheGuardian

TheMDG1povertytargethasbeenmet.Theworldhasreducedthepercentageofthe
populationlivinginextremepoverty(lessthan$1.25aday)from47%in1990to22%in
2014.
Theabsolutenumberofpeoplelivinginextremepovertyhasdeclinedfrom1.92billionin
1990to1.01billionin2010.
Chinahasbroughtdownthepercentageofitspopulationlivingbelowthepovertylinefrom
60.2%in1990to11.8%in2009.
74countrieshalvedtheirpovertyrates,makingthistargetthemostmetamongthegoals.
10ofthe74countriesthathavemetMDG1havelessthan2%ofpeoplelivingbelow$1.25a
day.
About173millionfewerpeopleworldwidesufferedfromchronichungerin201113thanin
199092.
Between1992and2004,undernourishmentamongunderthreeyearoldsfellfrom18.7%to
11.3%.
Peopleemployedinvulnerablework(typicallyjobswithverylowwages,nojobsecurity
andpoorlabourstandards)decreasedby2.8%between2008and2013
Globalfoodconsumptionhasincreased.Theaveragenumberofcaloriesconsumedper
person,perdayhasrisenfrom2,655in1984to2,940in2015.
Cerealproductiongrewfrom1.7bnmetrictonnesin1990to2.8bnin2013.
IndiaandChinalifted232millionpeopleoutofpovertybetween2008and2011.
EastAsiaspovertyratefellfromnearly60%tolessthan20%between1990and2013.
Stuntinginunderfiveshasdecreasedgloballyfrom40%to25%since1990.
FinancingschemesinBangladeshandNigeriaarecreditedwithnearlydoublingagricultural
outputsandfarmersincomes.
Allthesegainshavebeenmadewhileglobalpopulationhascontinuedtorise,from5.28
billionpeoplein1990to7.1billionpeoplein2013.
Whatwouldyouaddtothislist?ArethereanyMDG1successstorieswhereyoulive?Post
yourthoughtsinthecommentthreadbelow.

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