POVERTY : A Reality Check

The issue of poverty has always been central in policy developments by governments and
various social agencies worldwide. As of 2015, the World Bank estimated that 10% of the
world’s population are currently living in poverty, as defined by its standard of poverty which is $1.90 per day1. Despite the progress made in reducing poverty, the number of people living
in extreme destitution globally remains unacceptably high.

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