Pop Quiz: How Many Poor Are There?


Answer: C) Despite rising incomes in countries such as China and India, poverty remains one of today's most pervasive global issues. Nearly one-half of the global population - 3 billion people - live on less than $2 a day, and one fifth of the world population - 1.5 billion people - live in extreme poverty on less than $1 a day. These 1.5 billion people desperately need access to credit, clean water, renewable energy and other appropriate technologies.

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Source: Rice University

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