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Oxford Economist Highlights 3 Facts On Global Development ‘Everyone Should Know’

Gates Notes: Memorizing these three statistics will help you understand the world
In a guest post, Max Roser, founder of and economist at the University of Oxford, highlights three facts on global development “everyone should know,” according to Bill Gates: “Fact #1: Since 1960, child deaths have plummeted from 20 million a year to six million a year. … Fact #2: Since 1960, the fertility rate has fallen by half. … Fact #3: 137,000 people escaped extreme poverty every day between 1990 and 2015.” Roser writes, “The statistics on global change over time tell us that it is possible to work for a better world. … Let’s continue in this direction. Our past successes should encourage us to work for more progress” (6/26).