After 1990, the extreme poverty rate has been decreased more than half which is an outstanding achievement. However, there are still one in five developing regions still live on less than $1.9 a day, and there are much more who make little more than a daily amount, also many people risk slipping back into poverty.
Poverty is not only talking about the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable living but includes hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision making. Therefore, providing sustainable jobs and promoting equality must be inclusived by economic growth.
There are 7 goals which should be achieved on Goal 1 No Poverty according to the United Nations.
By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, measured as people living on less than $1.90 a day
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 by 2030.
Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable
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 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 by 2030.
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
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
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Sample data sets in Hong Kong: SDG1 No Poverty