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Source: Brookings
Published: June 2018

India’s Reduction of Extreme Poverty

Circulated: October 15, 2019

No country wants to be named the place with the most people living in extreme poverty (less than $1.90 per day). After decades in the top spot, India was recently eclipsed by Nigeria.

Extreme poverty is increasingly an African phenomenon, the Brookings report noted. Africans make up about two-thirds of the world’s extreme poor. By 2030, that figure could rise to nine-tenths if current trends continue.

Year Country Citizens (million)
2016 India 124
2016 Nigeria 80
2016 Congo 58
2022 India 15
2022 Nigeria 99
2022 Congo 67

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