Woman receiving TASAF cash transfer, Arusha, Tanzania (2016). Photo credit: Ashleigh Kate Slingsby World poverty
One in ten people in the world lives with less than $1.90 a day, and half of the world’s extreme poor live in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) (World Bank, 2016) .
According to the World Bank, SSA is home to some 389 million people living in extreme poverty. This figure accounts for half of the total number of extreme poor in the world. Extreme poverty around the world has declined largely due to rapid advances in East Asia, the Pacific and South Asia – specifically in China, Indonesia and India (World Bank, 2016) .
Therefore, to eradicate poverty, the focus of donors and policy practitioners needs to be on SSA. ...Read more