Toronto Star

Giant strides on poverty


The World Bank says new data on poverty raise hope that extreme poverty could be eliminated in the near future. The figures come on the heels of the United Nations announcing a plan to end extreme poverty by 2030. $1.90 The World Bank’s updated poverty line figure (daily income in U.S. dollars) 1/3 Portion of the world’s population that was living in extreme poverty 25 years ago 12.8% World population that was impoverish­ed in 2012 9.6%

Population impoverish­ed in 2015 4.1% Extreme poverty in East Asia in 2015, a drop from more than 60 per cent


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