Living Proof is a showcase of stories that are too often ignored - the incredible progress being achieved by some of the world's poorest people.Tweet
Real Lives. Real Progress
Living Proof is about telling the real story of the incredible progress being achieved by some of the world's poorest people, backed by governments like ours. It's not about saying everything is great; it's certainly not about saying all aid works. But it is about telling the stories that are too often ignored - the individuals transforming their communities and countries, and the smart aid investments that are helping them realize their goals.
The Living Proof campaign is taking aim at both the head and the heart. It's calling for a cold, hard look at what's working well in the world of development. And it's asking people to celebrate - and share - the stories of those who are achieving it.
Now, more than ever, stories need to be heard about how effective, affordable solutions to the global problem of extreme poverty are being found and delivered. Transparent, accountable aid has proven life-saving results.
It's easy to think that nothing is changing in the poorest parts of the world. We regularly see stories of famine and floods, chaos and corruption. It's no wonder some people feel skeptical about what our efforts can achieve.
The trouble is they're not getting the whole picture - or even half of it. So Living Proof is ready to spread the good news: Lives are improving in real, measurable ways. The stories included here, told through video and photo galleries, prove that what we're all doing together is working. We've got living proof.
To understand the big picture, consider that the world's wealthiest countries are currently spending $30 billion on global development assistance, a figure representing only 0.03% of their collective incomes. Even with this small percentage, investments in global development have saved and improved millions of lives.
Statistics show us that amazing progress is happening - whether it's the declining number of global child deaths, the advances made against HIV/AIDS, or the increase in African children going to school. Millions of lives have been saved, millions more people have been given the tools to build a better future.