Goal 1:
End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Introduction

In the Global Context

Extreme poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 1990. While this is a remarkable achievement, one in five people in developing regions still live on less than $1.90 a day, and there are millions more who make little more than this daily amount, plus many people risk slipping back into poverty.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.

In Singapore's Context

Poverty describes more than the simple lack of income and resources. It can be seen in many other forms such as hunger and malnutrition, limited access to basic services, discrimination, exclusion from decision-making processes, and others. While Singapore does not have an official poverty line, social assistance schemes, such as Ministry of Social and Family Development’s ComCare, provide help up to the lowest 20th percentile of households. (www.thepovertyline.net/singapore/)

Facts and Figures

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What Can I Do?

– Action 1

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– Action 3