#EndPovertyFriday - Fighting Poverty

As countries develop, how can we ensure the most vulnerable people are not forgotten? Here are some of the most popular #EndPovertyFriday tweets and Facebook posts. Join the global discussion on fighting poverty- we’d love your input!

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  1. In collaboration with Oxford University and Pakistan's Government, Pakistan's first Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) has been launched. #EndPoverty
    Data from the Index will serve as the baseline to compare and determine the number of people below and above the poverty line at the provincial and district level. Learn more: ow.ly/vUiIt
  2. In collaboration with Oxford University and ...
  3. Six out of ten of the world's poorest people are women who must, as the primary family caretakers and producers of food, shoulder the burden of tilling land, grinding grain, carrying water and cooking. This is no easy burden.

    For #EndPovertyFriday read more about our gender and poverty reduction focus area here: on.undp.org/vUgfR
  4. Six out of ten of the world's poorest people are
  5. Women drawing water from a pump in South Sudan
    The ongoing violence is causing food shortages. Close to 4 million people face extreme hunger. The conflict has also affected the ability of the government to provide basic services, such as water, sanitation and healthcare #EndPovertyFriday
    Photo: UNMAS/Justyna Pietralik
  6. Women drawing water from a pump in South Sudan ...
  7. A trader weighs gold nuggets near Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo. The top five countries, in terms of poverty density, are the Democratic Republic of Congo (where 88% of the population is below the poverty line), Liberia (84%), Burundi and Madagascar (81% each), and Zambia (75%). Photograph: Stringer/REUTERS
  8. Nine-year-old Alvaro helps out with the family's alpacas and llamas since his father died. He was one of the few children in the book who attends school. Photo: Renée C. Byer
  9. Students enjoy a humorous moment with their teacher. Education has wide-ranging effects throughout society and links directly to poverty reduction efforts. ©UNDP Burundi
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