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Test Your Poverty Knowledge

Thank you! Check out the answers below, and then learn more about Millennium Development Goals here.

How many people live on less than $1 day (extreme poverty) around the world?
  • 500 million
    9%
     
  • 1 billion
    18%
     
  • ANSWER: 1.3 billion - about one-fifth of the world's population live on less than $1 a day. Though it is a vast improvement from 1990 when nearly one-third of the population was living in extreme poverty, we still have a long way to go together.
    31%
     
  • 2 billion
    40%
     
510 responses
Which geographic region needs the most improvement to reach its goals?
  • Southeast Asia
    9%
     
  • South America
    2%
     
  • Eastern Europe
    0%
     
  • ANSWER: Sub-Saharan Africa - Sub-Saharan Africa has the largest portion of its people living on less than $1 a day. Despite improvements, goals for maternal health and child mortality remain major challenges.
    86%
     
510 responses
Which UN agencies work to achieve the Millennium Development Goals?
  • UNICEF
    4%
     
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
    1%
     
  • UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund)
    2%
     
  • ANSWER: All of the above - All these UN agencies work worldwide with country governments, nonprofits and corporations to achieve the variety of challenges addressed by the Millennium Development Goals.
    91%
     
510 responses