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Ending Extreme Poverty: A Focus on Children

Author:
UNICEF and the World Bank Group
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UNICEF and the World Bank Group
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Publication Year:
2016
April 30, 2020
  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

This study, conducted by both UNICEF and the World Bank Group, found that there are almost 385 million children globally living in extreme poverty conditions. It also noted that children are disproportionately affected - in fact, children made up one third of the sample population examined in this study, yet made up 50% of those considered to be living in extreme poverty.

A briefing note from the World Bank Group and UNICEF – finds that children in developing countries are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty.

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Ending Extreme Poverty: A Focus on Children – a briefing note from the World Bank Group and UNICEF – finds that children in developing countries are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty. The briefing note finds that in 2013, 19.5 per cent of children in 89 countries were living in households that survived on an average of US$1.90 a day per person or less, compared to just 9.2 per cent of adults. Globally, almost 385 million children were living in extreme poverty.

Author: UNICEF and the World Bank Group
Publication date: September 2016
Languages: English
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