Can we end poverty, provide food for all and otherwise make Earth a better place by 2030? By all accounts, the answer is no. So then what's the point of the Sustainable Development Goals?
And half the world's population doesn't even have access to essential health services, according to a report from the World Bank and the World Health Organization.
One sign of the poverty they're investigating — the recent (and surprising) reemergence of hookworm in Lowndes County, Ala.
If you live on $1.90 a day or less, the World Bank says you are extremely poor. Two new poverty lines offer a way to measure poverty in middle income countries.
We look at the remarkable findings from a new study of Kenya's M-PESA system, out in 'Science.'
Fighting extreme poverty and failing crops caused by a three-year drought, United Nations food agencies are struggling to keep the region's population from succumbing to starvation.
The U.N. has set the goal of eliminating extreme poverty and reducing the toll of disease by 2030. But there's a surprising obstacle.
United Nations member states pledged Friday to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030. That's defined as surviving on $1.25 per person per day. What is life really like on that amount?
It'll take trillions of dollars — not billions, but trillions. Leaders are meeting in Ethiopia this week to figure out how to raise the money. Spoiler alert: Most of it won't come from governments.