Ending Extreme Poverty

A focus on children

This briefing note from the World Bank Group and UNICEF reports that children in developing countries are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty. In 2013, 19.5 per cent of children in were living in households that survived on an average of US$1.90 a day per person or less, compared to just 9.2 per cent of adults. Globally, almost 385 million children were living in extreme poverty.