There are good news and sad news.
The good news is that we are really reducing poverty. Fewer and fewer people live for 1,90 dollars a day, fewer and fewer experience hunger, fewer and fewer experience struggle to get water.
The sad news is the realization that behind nice world trends there are still countries where one-third of the total population are poor, experience hunger and struggle to get water. And even worse – while over 40% of people in low-income countries don’t have access to BASIC drinking water service, 73% don’t have access to SAFE drinking water service.
But we’re reducing. There is still much to achieve and let’s hope for the best.
Very poor people = Poverty headcount ratio at $1.90 a day (2011 PPP) (% of population),
Hungry people = Prevalence of undernourishment (% of population),
People not having water = People not using at least basic drinking water services (% of population)
When: Improvements by income class are shown between 2000 and 2017 with possible deviations a year or two for different category combinations.
Where: Total world + the world divided into 4 income groups by the World Bank.