SDG 1: No Poverty
Sustainable Developmental Goal 1 (SDG 1) aspires to end poverty in all its forms everywhere. The graph above shows the share of the population living in extreme poverty for 15 Commonwealth countries, based on the latest World Bank data for 2010-14. Extreme poverty is defined as the percentage of the population living below the International Poverty Line i.e. the population that lives on less than $1.90 a day at 2011 international prices. Of the 15 Commonwealth countries with a significant percentage of population living in extreme poverty, 10 are in Africa, with the rest in Asia and the Pacific. In fact, 70% of Malawi’s population falls in this category. Based on the available data, nearly one in three Commonwealth citizens (31.39%) out of a population of 2.3 billion still lives in extreme poverty.