The mission to reduce extreme poverty has been largely successful. Two “great waves” – one in China and one in India – lifted some 1.2 billion people out of harsh living conditions. Using available data, Bill Gates pinpoints where poverty will be most severe in 2050 and what needs to happen to create the third great wave to end it. His presentation will help humanitarian workers and NGOs identify where aid is most urgently needed and will have most impact.
In this summary, you will learn
- How the world has managed to reduce extreme poverty to date and
- What kind of investment is needed to create the “third wave” of extreme poverty eradication.
About the Speaker
Bill Gates is a co-founder of Microsoft and of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Gates Notes is his personal blog.