The end of poverty in sight?

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Everyone loves a good graph, especially if they have a happy ending. The Economist has one that says extreme poverty – living on less than a dollar a day – could be gotten rid of by 2030-ish. Which is a nice thought to go to bed on.

The caveat being, of course, that its possible if the current growth trajectories of countries like India and South Africa are maintained. If that’s to happen, it’s going to take a lot of new enterprises emerging and all these budding African start-ups and tech initiatives to deliver.

Adam Oxford

Adam Oxford

Adam is the Editorial Director at htxt media. He has been writing about technology for almost two full decades now. In a previous life, he was the editor of PC Format and Digital Camera Shopper in the UK, before going on to work as a freelance journalist for seven years. His work has appeared in or on Stuff, The Guardian, Linux Format, TechRadar,, PC Gamer, Green Futures, The Journalist, The Ecologist and The Review. Adam moved to South Africa in 2012 and loves 3D printers, MakerFairs and tech hubs. He hates seafood. None of his friends remember this when cooking.