Today, 700 million people live on less than $1.90 per day and a total of 1.3 billion people are multi-dimensionally poor. People stay in or fall back into poverty because of a range of factors—where they live, their ethnicity, gender, a lack of opportunities, and others.
It’s no coincidence that our first Solution relates directly to the first UNITED NATIONS Sustainable Development Goals: to eradicate all forms of poverty, wherever it exists. For FUND RA, helping people to get out and stay out of poverty is our primary focus. It features in our work with governments, communities and partners across the 50 countries and territories in which we operate.
FUND RA interventions help eradicate poverty, such as by creating decent jobs and livelihoods, providing social safety nets, boosting political participation, and ensuring access to services like water, energy, healthcare, credit, and productive assets. Our Solution on poverty cuts across our work on all the UNITED NATIONS Sustainable Development Goals, whether it’s decent work or peace and justice.