Yes UNDP, ‘Poverty isn’t permanent’ but development is .....
What is poverty? Is it increasing or decreasing?
We challenged people in New York City to rethink what they know about poverty. Here’s what they had to say:
The world is making headway in the fight against poverty. Since 1999, we’ve reduced the percentage of people around the world who live in extreme poverty from 28 percent to 11 percent.
The numbers are compelling and refute misperceptions that poverty is increasing around the world. Not convinced? Have a look at the data:
Still not convinced? There's lots more data showing that povery is on the decline. The World Bank is one of the main sources of information on the topic. You can learn more here.