Nearly one out of every three of us lives in poverty.
Nelson Mandela once said, “Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.” Whoever you are—student, mother, activist, policy maker, or public figure—you are critical to the global movement for change.Learn more
The rights of the world's poorest people are being violated by trade policies, lack of transparency, and limited access to financial services. We believe earning a living, access to banking services, and other markers of economic health are more than evidence of well-being, they are rights.Learn more
Many poor countries face a “resource curse”: while natural resources can generate significant revenues, countries that depend on them often suffer from more corruption, social unrest, and human rights violations.Learn more
The carbon footprint of the world's one billion poorest people represents just 3 percent of the global total, yet as climate change advances, poor communities are hardest hit. We have a responsibility to avoid doing harm to others and to invest in helping them adapt.Learn more