Poverty eradication

Poverty eradication is the central focus of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically highlighted by SDG 1, "No Poverty." The aim is to end poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030, underlining the necessity of ensuring social protection for the poor and vulnerable, enhancing access to basic services, and supporting people harmed by climate-related extreme events and other economic, social, and environmental shocks and disasters.

However, poverty eradication is intrinsically linked to all the other SDGs due to its pervasive influence. It hinders the achievement of quality education (SDG 4) as children from low-income households often lack access to quality education. In terms of "Good Health and Well-being" (SDG 3), poverty can result in inadequate access to healthcare services, nutritious food, and sanitation facilities, leading to poor health outcomes.

Moreover, "Decent Work and Economic Growth" (SDG 8) is crucial for lifting individuals out of poverty. Creating sustainable work opportunities and ensuring fair wages can lead to improved living conditions and break the cycle of poverty. "Zero Hunger" (SDG 2) is another goal where eradicating poverty plays a significant role since poverty is a primary driver of food insecurity.

From a broader perspective, the concept of sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11) involves creating environments where all citizens, regardless of their income level, can access basic urban services. This includes affordable, secure housing, transportation, and green public spaces.

In terms of climate action (SDG 13), the poor are often the most vulnerable to climate change impacts, despite contributing the least to greenhouse gas emissions. Efforts to mitigate climate change must include strategies to lift people out of poverty.

Fisheries constitute an important source of livelihoods for tens of thousands of poor people in the southwest coastal region of Bangladesh, and they supply a significant portion of protein for millions. Among the various threats fisheries in the southwest coastal region will face because of climate change, adverse impacts from increased aquatic salinity caused by sea level rise will be one of the greatest challenges.
Demise of correspondent banking relationships - SDG Resource Centre
Correspondent banking is the cornerstone of the global payment system, designed to serve the settlement of financial transactions across country borders. It allows companies and individuals to safely move money around the world and supports and encourages global trade. Since the financial crisis, tighter regulations - and in particular the regulatory penalties imposed for violations of anti-money laundering (AML) – have caused western banks to rethink their global strategy. The risks of doing business in many developing nations are beginning to be seen as outweighing the financial benefits brought by correspondent banking activity. As a result, US and European banks have reduced their correspondent banking activity in the riskiest regions.
In the UK, average income growth fell to just 0.7% in the year running up to the general election in June, research from think tank the Resolution Foundation has found. The data illustrates the challenges faced by target SDG 10.1 to progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average.
The study presents comparative global evidence on the transformation of economic growth to poverty reduction in developing countries, with emphasis on the role of income inequality. The focus is on the period since the early-mid-1990s when growth in these countries as a group has been relatively strong, surpassing that of the advanced economies. Both regional and country-specific data are analyzed for the $1.25 and $2.50-level poverty headcount ratios using World Bank Povcalnet data.
This chapter advances SDG 3 and 5 by exploring some of the factors associated with high mortality rates in Indian girls including in the 5 to 14 age group.
Giving the World Access to Water - Elsevier Atlas
Despite the increased attention the sixth Sustainable Development Goal (clean water and sanitation) has brought, access to water in Sub-Saharan Africa is worse than ever: there are more people without access to water now than there were in 1990. In order to fix the problem we need to understand what’s going wrong with our current approaches. That was the aim of an Atlas Award-winning study published in Water Resources and Rural Development, by researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland, the University of Malawi in Malawi and the University of Lusaka in Zambia. Interestingly enough, since women and school aged girls are typically tasked with water fetching, by providing water access and sanitation authors feel there is an effect on others SDG like SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), SDG 4 (quality education) and SDG 5 (gender equality)
Given the challenge of offering a development perspective to a rapidly growing population, it might be tempting for Africa to pursue a strategy of fueling growth with the cheapest source of energy available and take care of the environment later. Such an approach, however, would disregard the social cost of fossil fuels, which the population would have to bear. Using the Sustainable Development Goals as a benchmark for inclusive and sustainable growth we identify the synergy effects provided by renewable energy.
Elsevier, Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 140, 1 January 2017
The last few years have seen a phenomenal upsurge in the number of corporate bankruptcies. The vulnerabilities that were lying dormant within contemporary bankruptcy regimes suddenly became apparent, causing concerns within the international corporate community. Consequently, researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from all over the world became actively engaged in emphasizing the importance of efficient bankruptcy reforms to promote a rescue culture.
This chapter explores how five business leadership qualities can advance SDG 1 on no poverty. All companies are linked to global poverty, particularly through their supply chains, and have a responsibility to work towards eliminating negative impacts to the Goal.
Elsevier, Chem, Volume 1, 1 December 2016
Professor Paul T. Anastas holds the Teresa and H. John Heinz II Chair in Chemistry for the Environment at Yale University and serves as director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale. He has published widely on the subject of green chemistry and has served in the administration of three US presidents. Professor Julie Zimmerman is an internationally recognized engineer whose work is focused on advancing innovations in sustainable technologies.