Word Progress Stats
Sometimes it’s good to have a reminder that progress is there even when it doesn’t feel like it, especially because it doesn’t get reported with the same frequency as bad news.
1. Over the last 20 years, the proportion of people living in extreme poverty has almost been cut in half.
2. Just 200 years ago, 85% of the world population lived in extreme poverty. 20 years ago it was 29%. Today only 9% live in extreme poverty while the majority of people (75%) around the globe live in middle-income countries.