4 March 2019

UNAI QUIZ SDG 1: NO POVERTY

While global poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 2000, one in ten people in developing regions are still living with their families on less than the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day, and there are millions more who make little more than this daily amount. Significant progress has been made in many countries within Eastern and Southeastern Asia, but up to 42 per cent of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to live below the poverty line.

Poverty is more than the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making.

Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality. Social protection systems need to be implemented to help alleviate the suffering of disaster-prone countries and provide support in the face of great economic risks. These systems will help strengthen responses by afflicted populations to unexpected economic losses during disasters and will eventually help to end extreme poverty in the most impoverished areas.

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Incorrect. The correct answer is C) The rate of extreme poverty has fallen rapidly: in 2013 it was a third of the 1990 value. The latest global estimate suggests that 10 per cent of the world population, or 783 million people, lived below the extreme poverty threshold in 2016.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C) The rate of extreme poverty has fallen rapidly: in 2013 it was a third of the 1990 value. The latest global estimate suggests that 10 per cent of the world population, or 783 million people, lived below the extreme poverty threshold in 2016.

Correct! The rate of extreme poverty has fallen rapidly: in 2013 it was a third of the 1990 value. The latest global estimate suggests that 10 per cent of the world population, or 783 million people, lived below the extreme poverty threshold in 2016.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A) The proportion of the world’s workers living with their families on less than $1.90 per person a day declined significantly over the past two decades, falling from 26.9 per cent in 2000 to 9.2 per cent in 2017. In 2013, an estimated 767 million people lived below the international poverty line of $1.90 a day — down from 1.7 billion people in 1999. 

Incorrect. The correct answer is A) The proportion of the world’s workers living with their families on less than $1.90 per person a day declined significantly over the past two decades, falling from 26.9 per cent in 2000 to 9.2 per cent in 2017. In 2013, an estimated 767 million people lived below the international poverty line of $1.90 a day — down from 1.7 billion people in 1999. 

Correct! The proportion of the world’s workers living with their families on less than $1.90 per person a day declined significantly over the past two decades, falling from 26.9 per cent in 2000 to 9.2 per cent in 2017. In 2013, an estimated 767 million people lived below the international poverty line of $1.90 a day — down from 1.7 billion people in 1999. 

Incorrect. The correct answer is A) Based on 2016 estimates, only 45 per cent of the world’s population was effectively covered by at least one social protection cash benefit. A social protection includes a basic set of essential social transfers, in cash and in kind, paid to the poor and vulnerable to enhance food security and nutrition, provide a minimum income security and access to essential services, including education and health care.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A) Based on 2016 estimates, only 45 per cent of the world’s population was effectively covered by at least one social protection cash benefit. A social protection includes a basic set of essential social transfers, in cash and in kind, paid to the poor and vulnerable to enhance food security and nutrition, provide a minimum income security and access to essential services, including education and health care.

Correct! Based on 2016 estimates, only 45 per cent of the world’s population was effectively covered by at least one social protection cash benefit. A social protection includes a basic set of essential social transfers, in cash and in kind, paid to the poor and vulnerable to enhance food security and nutrition, provide a minimum income security and access to essential services, including education and health care.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C) In 2017, economic losses attributed to disasters were estimated at over $300 billion. This is among the highest losses in recent years, owing to three major hurricanes affecting the United States of America and several countries across the Caribbean. The poor are the hardest hit by natural disasters. Mortality rates are typically highest among those with the lowest incomes. Additionally, natural disasters can often plunge people into poverty because they often they lose their homes, their livelihoods, and are displaced—making it very difficult for them to recover.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C) In 2017, economic losses attributed to disasters were estimated at over $300 billion. This is among the highest losses in recent years, owing to three major hurricanes affecting the United States of America and several countries across the Caribbean. The poor are the hardest hit by natural disasters. Mortality rates are typically highest among those with the lowest incomes. Additionally, natural disasters can often plunge people into poverty because they often they lose their homes, their livelihoods, and are displaced—making it very difficult for them to recover.

Correct!  In 2017, economic losses attributed to disasters were estimated at over $300 billion. This is among the highest losses in recent years, owing to three major hurricanes affecting the United States of America and several countries across the Caribbean. The poor are the hardest hit by natural disasters. Mortality rates are typically highest among those with the lowest incomes. Additionally, natural disasters can often plunge people into poverty because they often they lose their homes, their livelihoods, and are displaced—making it very difficult for them to recover.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C) It is projected that 167 million children will live in extreme poverty if the world does not act to improve health and education. One in four children under age five in the world has inadequate height for his or her age. More information on why ending poverty is vital can be found here.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C) It is projected that 167 million children will live in extreme poverty if the world does not act to improve health and education. One in four children under age five in the world has inadequate height for his or her age. More information on why ending poverty is vital can be found here.

Correct! It is projected that 167 million children will live in extreme poverty if the world does not act to improve health and education. One in four children under age five in the world has inadequate height for his or her age. More information on why ending poverty is vital can be found here.