Within Reach: Global Development Goals

The 2013 Hunger Report

Goal Setting

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Getting things done is easier with specific goals. The global rate of extreme poverty has been cut in half with the help of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) a great example of the power of goal-setting.

Now it’s time to step up progress on global hunger by setting a renewed goal: to eliminate extreme poverty and hunger by 2040.

Facts and Quotes

  • “The MDGs are the global community’s most holistic approach yet to human development.” (Introduction)
  • Nearly half the world’s population (47 percent) lived on less than $1.25 a day in 1990. By 2008, less than a quarter (24 percent) did.
  • Most often, poor people do not live in poor countries. Most people who make do on less than $1.25 a day (the international poverty line) live in middle-income countries.
  • Food prices matter – even more than you’d think: poor people in low-income countries spend, on average, half or more of their entire incomes on food.

Learn more. Read the introduction to the Hunger Report to explore this issue further.