Just over 18 percent of the Namibian population – constituting 476,372 people – are currently living in extreme poverty, according to the World Poverty Clock. As such, the country is ranked among those unable to reach the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) target at the current poverty escape rate, the report further indicates. Also in this group is neighbours Botswana, where 426,694 people are living in extreme poverty. Lesotho has 1,1 million people in extreme poverty, and South Africa 13,8 million people. The World Poverty Clock – funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development – uses publicly available data on income distribution, production, and consumption, provided by various international organisations, most notably the UN, World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund.