SDG 1 · Indicator

Poverty headcount ratio at $1.90/day


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Estimated percentage of the population that is living under the poverty threshold of US$1.90 a day. Estimated using historical estimates of the income distribution, projections of population changes by age and educational attainment, and GDP projections.

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The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 0.


Cuaresma, J. C., Fengler, W., Kharas, H., Bekhtiar, K., Brottrager, M., & Hofer, M. (2019). Will the Sustainable Development Goals be fulfilled? Assessing present and future global poverty. Palgrave Communications, 4(1), 29. World Poverty Clock available from

Poverty headcount ratio at $1.90/day

Poverty headcount ratio at $1.90/day