To end extreme poverty worldwide in 20 years, economist Jeffrey Sachs calculated that the total cost per year would be about $175 billion. This represents less than one percent of the combined income of the richest countries in the world.





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783 million people live below the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day

In 2016, almost 10 per cent of the world’s workers live with their families on less than US$1.90 per person per day

Globally, there are 122 women aged 25 to 34 living in extreme poverty for every 100 men of the same age group.

Most people living below the poverty line belong to two regions: Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa

High poverty rates are often found in small, fragile and conflict-affected countries

One in four children under age five in the world has inadequate height for his or her age

As of 2016, only 45% of the world’s population were effectively covered by at least one social protection cash benefit.

In 2017, economic losses due to disasters, including three major hurricanes in the USA and the Caribbean, were estimated at over $300 billion.

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