THINK PROGRESS IS A MYTH? MEASURE IT
HEADWAY ON POVERTY
• The proportion of people living in extreme global poverty has reduced from 90% 200 years ago to 10% today.
• Since yesterday, 180,000 people have escaped extreme poverty.
• 100 years ago, richer countries devoted 1% of their wealth to supporting children, the poor and the aged; today, they spend around ¼ of it.
The global average IQ score is rising by about three IQ points every 10 years. Children’s brains are developing more fully due to improved nutrition and a cleaner environment.