Goal 1: No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

While global poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 2000, one in ten people in developing regions are still living with their families on less than the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day, and there are millions more who make little more than this daily amount. Significant progress has been made in many countries within Eastern and Southeastern Asia, but up to 42% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to live below the poverty line.

Poverty is more than the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making.

Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality. Social protection systems need to be implemented to help alleviate the suffering of disaster-prone countries and provide support in the face of great economic risks. These systems will help strengthen responses by afflicted populations to unexpected economic losses during disasters and will eventually help to end extreme poverty in the most impoverished areas.

Longitudinal Study on Child Development Based on Wearable Technologies
What are critical inflection points in child development and how do different sensitive periods interact?
Parents' Future-orientation and Investments in Children
How does parental investment affect children’s health and education? Do parents discount their own future consumption and that of their children differently? Is the demand for commitment devices explained by parents’ beliefs that they might be tempted to change their plans in the future?
Building resilience through sports and play in Ethiopia
What is the impact of sports and play on the physical health, social and motional development of a child?
Are Parenting Interventions Transferable Across Settings? Assessing Key Constraints in Sub-Saharan Africa
How and for whom does SMS-support-intervention to caregivers promote improved academic outcomes for children? What domains of development and behavior are impacted? Does Eduq+ improve academic and behavioral learning outcomes?
Harmful Practices Against Girls and Teenagers in Malawi
What is the prevalence of harmful traditional practices that negatively impact adolescent girls and what are their underlying behavioral determinants?
Wash & Habits in Malawi
Negative health shocks can be prevented through preventive health care, from hand washing to usage of malaria bed nets. However, while households spend a high share of their budget in remedial care, take-up of preventive health care is typically very low, even when it is available at low cost (Kremer and Glennerster, 2011).
Delivering Prevention
What are the most cost-effective platforms to deliver sustainable take-up and usage of the essential health package in Malawi?
Education in Brazil
What is it about communicating with parents that improves students’ outcomes: limited information about students’ behavior at school, or parent’s limited attention, particularly in developing countries where poverty taxes cognitive performance? Does poverty makes one more or less willing to invest in their children?

Information concerning the SGDs has been taken from the UN SDG Knowledge Platform and UN SDGs