The World Is Off-Track to End Extreme Poverty by 2030

World Bank projections show the historical setback caused by the pandemic on eradicating extreme poverty, defined as living on less than US$2.15 a day. It is now estimated that some 574 million people—7% of the global population—will live in extreme poverty in 2030, far off the global target of reducing the extreme poverty rate to below 3% (255 million people).

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