World Poverty

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This infographic from the OECD Development Assistance Committee projects which countries will be home to the world’s poorest people by 2015, and compares this to the picture in 2005.

Part of their report Fragile states 2013: Resource flows and trends in a shifting world it reveals that by 2015, half of the world’s people living on less than USD 1.25 a day will be in fragile states.   And while poverty has decreased globally, progress on Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 1 to halve poverty is slower in fragile states than in other developing countries.

While India will still have the second largest population living in extreme poverty, the reduction from 2005 is incredible.  China is also projected to reduce poverty dramatically.  In Africa, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania are predicted to have the largest populations living below the poverty line.

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