2018 Global Poverty Figures

Shining a light on the most deprived and marginalized children

Two major studies on global poverty have just come out. The information they provide can help us to assess progress on world leaders’ ambitions to end poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030.

The World Bank released new global extreme poverty figures (as per their £1.90 dollar a day measure) shedding light on how little people earn, but not on whether or how they experience poverty in their day to day lives. The United Nations Development Programme and their academic partners, the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), has just released their new Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), which provides a complementary picture of poverty and how it impacts on people across the world in many aspects of their lives.

What do these two studies tell us about the most deprived and marginalised children and whether we are on track to meet the goal?


Read the full blog here, by Save the Children’s José Manuel Roche