Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

With 17 days until the launch of the Measure What Matters: A framework for action, today we focus on Goal 1: No poverty (see targets below).

How are developing country governments taking action on the Sustainable Development Goals? In today’s blog, Paul Steel – Chief Economist at IIED, reports back from the Poverty Environment Initiative to hear how Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Mozambique, Nepal and the Philippines are rolling out the sustainable development agenda in their countries in a series of short videos. 

We also hear from the next generation (click video below) as students from Hackney New School in London tell us why they think eradicating poverty matters.


By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day

By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to  national definitions

Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable

By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance

By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters

Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions

Create sound policy frameworks at the national, regional and international levels, based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies, to support accelerated investment in poverty eradication actions

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