Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere



More than 700 million people, or roughly 10% of the world’s population, currently live in extreme poverty (less than $1.90 per day), struggling to meet the most basic of human needs.  Over half of this population is located in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Although this number has decreased significantly over the last 30 years, the rate of deceleration has slowed.  Current forecasts indicate that without any significant developments, the rate of extreme poverty in 2030 will be 6%, missing the U.N.’s target goal of 3%.

Being unemployed is not the only driver of extreme poverty.  In fact, 8% of the global workforce still lives under these conditions.  Other factors that contribute significantly to poverty levels include social exclusion, vulnerability to natural disasters and disease, ongoing violent conflicts, and lack of social protection systems and government spending.  Roughly 55% of the population has no access to social protection.  Poverty also does not affect all groups equally, even within the same regions.  1.22 women live in extreme poverty for every 1 man, and 1 out of 5 children worldwide live in extreme poverty.

Goal 1 Targets:

  • 1.1 By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day
  • 1.2 By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions
  • 1.3 Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable
  • 1.4 By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance
  • 1.5 By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters
  • 1.A Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions
  • 1.B Create sound policy frameworks at the national, regional and international levels, based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies, to support accelerated investment in poverty eradication actions

This Month’s Challenge:

In February 2020, we will be leveraging data from the World Health Organization to track the U.N.’s progress towards the targets listed above.  The data can be found on our data.world page found here https://data.world/sdgvizproject/goal-1-no-poverty

If you would like participate, you can use data from any source, but the overall goal is to visualize worldwide poverty.  If you come across other interesting datasets, please let us know so we can add them to our page on data.world.  The deadline for submission will be February 29, 2020.  Make sure to tag us in your submission, add the #TheSDGVizProject hashtag, and add your submission to #TheSDGVizProject tracker

As we mentioned on our Home page, building a viz is not the only way to participate.  Our main goal is to spread awareness, so if you see a viz with #TheSDGVizProject, please share it.  And keep an eye out for a post at the end of the month with ways that you can contribute locally to help put an end to extreme poverty.




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