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Education as a Means of Reducing Extreme Poverty

The World Bank defines extreme poverty as a global threshold based on an average per capita consumption of $1.25 (U.S. dollars) per day based on 2005 purchasing power parity-adjusted dollars. Currently, extreme poverty affects approximately 1.2 billion people in the world. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other donors aim to reduce the number of individuals living in extreme poverty through program and policy support to ensure basic human rights for all and to promote global stability.

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EdData II
Date Published: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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