Extreme poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 1990. While this is a remarkable achievement, one in five people in developing regions still live on less than $1.90 a day. Poverty is more than the lack of income and resources; it also means hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion, and the lack of participation in decision-making. Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.
Interaction with SDG 3
Prioritising the health needs of the poor will directly improve SDG 3 targets.