We’re living in a global economy and what happens 10,000 kilometers away from San Francisco can, and most likely somehow will affect our economy. Understanding this, in 2015 the United Nations Development Programme agreed to 17 global goals for sustainable development to fight inequality and end poverty by 2030. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is in charge of releasing every year the “Goalkeepers Data Report”. These are the goals:
The results for this year report? The Morning Brew; a daily newsletter, summarizes the results affirming the following:
- There’s good news: “Since 2000, more than a billion people have lifted themselves out of the extreme poverty…”
- But, extreme poverty is becoming super concentrated: By 2050, 86% of extremely poor people (living on $1.90 a day) will be living in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- The African population is young: ~60% of Africans are under the age of 25. Europeans? Just 27%.
Bottom line, per Bill and Melinda: “Decades of stunning progress in the fight against poverty and disease may be on the verge of stalling. This is because the poorest parts of the world are growing faster than everywhere else…”
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Via: Morning Brew
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