Bangladesh is top of rapid poverty reduction: UN

National Desk

13 July 2019, Sat
Published: 09:57 Updated: 03:33

Bangladesh is top of rapid poverty reduction: UN

According to the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) data, Bangladesh is one of the fastest-growing nations in the world. Meanwhile, a report released by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) also said, poverty has decreased rapidly in Bangladesh.

On Thursday (July 11) UNDP released the report.

In the MPI report, 101 countries in the world are considered deadly multi-dimensional poverty. Among these countries 31 lower income, 68 middle income and two high-income countries. About 130 million people of these countries are multi-dimensionally poor.

This year's MPI Index found that 200 million people in 10 countries have achieved statistically significant progress in achieving SDG-1 targets. Of these, MPI values ​​of eight countries have declined. However, the number of multi-dimensional poor people of these countries has decreased overall.

According to the report, Bangladesh, Cambodia and India are fastest in poverty reduction At least 9 indicators of these countries have improved.

It is said that child poverty has decreased faster than in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Haiti, India and Peru.

It is also reported that nearly half of the 130 million people identified as poor, 66 million 30 million under the age of 18 years. And under the age of ten and eight million people under 10 years. About 85 percent of these children live in South Asia and sub-Sahara Africa.