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ZERO POVERTY 2030: A CHALLENGE FOR THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION

We are the generation that can end extreme poverty, by 2030.  To achieve this goal action must be taken now.  This was clear from the End Poverty 2030: Millennials Take on the Challenge event at the World Bank Spring Meetings on April 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and United […]

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Ending poverty: where will the money come from?

When it comes to ending poverty most of us automatically think about aid (or ‘official development assistance’, to give it its proper name) as the main source of money used to help the poorest people in the world. In many ways that’s right – aid is the main international financial resource with the purpose of improving […]

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Ending Poverty: time for a data revolution

In our last couple of blogs we’ve looked at the money available to end poverty and where the poorest communities are likely to be in 2030. We’ve seen that there is a potential for all investments – domestic, international, public, private and commercial – to contribute to ending poverty by 2030 and that the way […]

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Ending poverty: targeting investments at the poorest people

We explored all the different sources of money that can be used to end poverty by 2030 in our recent blogs ‘Ending poverty: where will the money come from?’ and ‘Ending poverty: getting the most from aid’. We now want to look at how this money can be targeted at the poorest people to have the most impact […]

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Zero Poverty 2030: Let’s end extreme poverty

We dream of a world without extreme poverty. More than dream, this could become our reality. By 2030. It’s a difficult, but achievable goal. Incredible progress has already been made. Since 1990, the percentage of people living in extreme poverty has more than halved, from 43% in 1990 to 21% in 2010. Still, more than […]

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Ending poverty: getting the most from aid

In our recent blog ‘Ending poverty: where will the money come from?’ we looked at the many different sources of investments that can help end poverty by 2030. We’re now going to take a closer look at one of those sources – aid (or official development assistance to give it its proper name, ODA for short). By ‘unbundling’ all the […]

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10 things to do to end extreme poverty by 2030

“Extreme poverty has been cut in half in the last 20 years, and the facts show that we can get it to virtually zero within a generation – but only if we act.” - Bono, musician and global activist, February 2013. We know there are 1.2 billion people living in extreme poverty. As global citizens, we want […]

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After Global Citizen Festival – The Best Is Yet To Come

Photo: Hugh Evans on stage at the Global Citizen Festival alongside World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and his son. (Stephen Lovekin AFP) Last Saturday saw 60,000 global citizens descend onto the Great Lawn in NYC’s Central Park, together with over a thousand people at a sister event in Melbourne, Australia and an estimated 15 […]

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FC Barcelona supports ending extreme poverty #by2030

Soccer is often referred to as “the world’s game”. What more appropriate partnership then, than FC Barcelona announcing today their support of Zero Poverty 2030. Here is an excerpt from their announcement: “Today we have a new goal: to end extreme poverty #by2030. Voices from all around the world are uniting with a call to […]

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HOW to end poverty: a Development Initiatives Report

A report released yesterday by Development Initiatives outlines how extreme poverty can be ended by 2030. The report is accompanied by some very informative and easy to understand data visualization tools which collate and simplify a lot of data, and help to answer the ‘how’ of ending extreme poverty by 2030. In recent years the […]

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