New momentum in the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria has helped millions of people get access to prevention and treatment services.
Growth in agriculture is twice as effective in reducing poverty as growth in other sectors.
Transparency gives people in developing countries the information they need to hold their governments accountable and improve their lives.
Lack of access to electricity and modern energy sources profoundly limits economic development, constrains people’s life chances and traps millions in extreme poverty.
Across the globe, smart and targeted aid is saving lives, supporting people in poor and fragile countries, and laying the groundwork for sustainable economic growth in developing countries.
The rapid drop in global child deaths in the last 20 years is one of the world’s most spectacular, and most hopeful, success stories.
The links between a lack of water and sanitation access and development goals are clear, and the solutions to the problem are known and cost-effective.
Debt cancellation has enabled governments in poor countries to increase key public spending in areas such as health and education.
Lack of access to quality education, especially among the poorest and among girls, is preventing millions of people from escaping the cycle of extreme poverty around the world.
Trade and investment that boosts economic growth and creates job opportunities for the poorest people is key to fighting poverty.
In 2000, leaders from 189 nations signed on to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of 8 poverty-busting goals designed to significantly reduce global poverty and disease by 2015.