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In this hopeful presentation, statistician Hans Rosling aims to “edutain” on the grave topic of eradicating extreme poverty. Rosling delivers a visually stimulating lecture, which, at times, comes across as overly simplistic and frivolous. His message, nonetheless, is a vital one: Humanity can eradicate extreme poverty within a generation. getAbstract recommends Rosling’s engaging briefing to high school students who want to broaden their minds about the world, to students of development studies and to anyone with an interest in reducing global inequality.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the world can eradicate extreme poverty by 2030;
  • How extreme poverty is identical across nations and cultures; and
  • How a combination of investment in social progress, economic growth and targeted aid can end extreme poverty.

About the Speaker

Hans Rosling is a medical doctor, academic and statistician. He co-founded the Gapminder Foundation.



In September 2015, a vast majority of United Nations member states pledged to eradicate extreme poverty worldwide by 2030 – an ambitious goal. Close to one billion people live in extreme poverty; that is, they subsist on $1 per day, more or less, depending on the value of the dollar. Extreme poverty...

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