About this Gapminder video

To live in “extreme poverty” – with less than 1 dollar a day – means you wake up hungry, you go to bed hungry and you have to use all your resources just to acquire food.

How has the Global Economy effected the income of people across the world?

Although the percentage of poverty has gone down, the number of poor people is still very high. Still, the percentage of people living in extreme poverty has gone down from around 40 percent 30 years ago to today’s number of around 20 percent.

The good news is that the eradication of poverty is within human range.