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SDG 1 No Poverty

SDG 1, No Poverty, aims to bring an end to poverty around the globe. Poverty exists in myriad forms in many corners of our planet and has, unsurprisingly, increased throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. But, as STaR project assistant Katerina and  WU student Mackenzie discuss, many people are unaware of the immensity of this goal despite the fact that it is present in societies all around the world.

Video SDG 1 - Mackenzie & Katerina

SDG 1 - Mackenzie & Katerina

So, how can we work towards achieving SDG 1? An important step is building our understanding of the issue, its root causes, and its projected impacts. Dr. Jesús Crespo Cuaresma, Head of the Institute for Macroeconomics at WU and STaR Faculty Member, reminds us that one of the most essential things we can do as individuals is communicating and raising awareness about the issue among business leaders, policymakers, and those in our immediate circles. Also, recognizing that this goal is deeply connected to and supported by the other SDGs, such as Quality Education, Zero Hunger, and other, can be helpful to orient us and inspire us.

Video SDG 1 - Jesus Crespo Cuaresma & Katerina

SDG 1 - Jesus Crespo Cuaresma &…

In this video, STaR project assistant Katerina talks to Katharina Fenz, a senior data scientist at World Data Lab (WDL). WDL collects global data on all 17 SDGs and disseminates them in an easy-to-understand manner. One of their unique online tools is the World Poverty Clock, which WDL has created to keep track of the progress towards SDG 1. Similarly, the Internet Poverty Index offers up to date statistics on the number of people living in Internet Poverty. Find links to both of these tools in our “Additional Links” list below! Finally, as with most of our interviewees, we’ve asked Katharina to offer her insight on the small steps we can take as individuals to help fulfill the SDG goals.

Video SDG 1 - Katherina Fenz & Katerina

SDG 1 - Katherina Fenz &…

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