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Despite the prevailing recession Nigeria is still seen as Africa’s largest economy and one of the fastest-growing in the world. Yet, more than half of the Nigerian population still grapples with extreme poverty, while a small group of elites enjoys ever-growing wealth.

One in four children in the Arab world live in poverty, often deprived of life's most basic necessities such as proper housing or safe water, according to a study released on Monday by the U.N.

The UN Secretary-General has issued the 2017 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) progress report, providing an overview of global progress towards the 17 SDGs on the basis of the latest available data related to the global SDG indicator framework.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for the eradication of poverty in all its forms and dimensions, reflecting the multifaceted challenges faced by people living in poverty. Poverty is widely considered as multidimensional in nature, reflecting deprivations across a broad range of dimensions.

The present report, provided in response to Economic and Social Council decision 2017/208 and General Assembly resolutions 61/16 and 68/1, discusses such challenges in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the integrated and indivisible Sustainable Development Goals.

The government aims to reduce extreme poverty, which currently stands at 16 per cent to below nine per cent next year.

Social justice organisation Oxfam on Tuesday released a new report titled “Starting with people”‚ which details the crisis facing Africa’s poor and issues a challenge to African leaders “to champio

High levels of inequality across Africa have prevented much of the benefits of recent growth from reaching the continent’s poorest people. To combat inequality in Africa, political and business leaders have to shape a profoundly different type of economy.

This is the eighteenth volume of Gender, Poverty, Environmental Indicators and Progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals in African Countries published by the Statistics

The Fragile States Index (FSI) is an annual ranking of 178 countries based on the different pressures they face that impact their levels of fragility. The Index is based on The Fund for Peace’s proprietary Conflict Assessment System Tool (CAST) analytical approach.

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