USAID Working To Eradicate Extreme Poverty

Alex Thier, assistant to the USAID administrator for policy, planning, and learning, writes in USAID’s “IMPACTblog” about a recent panel held “at the Brookings Institution to discuss a bold vision of a world without extreme poverty by 2030.” He continues, “At USAID, we recognize that — for the first time in history — a world without extreme poverty is possible. … Major initiatives are underway in areas like food security and energy to promote economic growth, and have begun to address the fundamental pathways out of poverty.” Thier concludes, “It will only be through continued global partnership and determination that we will be able to truly lift one billion people out of the most abject poverty in the next two decades — and eradicate extreme poverty entirely. But it is possible” (11/22).