Global Poverty and Inequality
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What These Words Mean:

Poverty-Lacking the usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions.
Inequality- Difference in size, degree, circumstances, etc.; lack of equality.

These two terms are very present in the world right now. It is a topic that many people are constantly talking about. The world is making huge strides in overcoming global poverty. Since 1990, a quarter of the world has risen out of extreme poverty. Now, less than 10 percent of the world lives in extreme poverty, surviving on $1.90 a day or less.While progress continues, fragile contexts and countries affected by conflict, poor governance, and natural disasters, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, have seen an increase in people living in poverty.1