SDG 1 No poverty

SDG 1 No poverty

Poverty has many dimensions, stemming from issues like unemployment, social exclusion, and the vulnerability of certain populations to disasters and diseases. The 2030 Agenda aims to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030, which is defined as living on less than $2.15 per day (2017 PPP). While significant progress was made in reducing extreme poverty, the COVID-19 pandemic reversed these achievements, causing nearly 90 million individuals to fall into extreme poverty, marking the first such increase in a generation.

Griffith University is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and committed to tackling global challenges around SDG 1 No poverty. Below are some of our outputs supporting this goal.

Developing the agriculture sector through youth entrepreneurship: The case of Vanuatu and lessons from Fiji

REBECCA BOGIRI | Introduction Download PDF The global population is expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050, with youth aged… Read More

Labour schemes, remittances and the Pacific—what about financial capability?

PARMENDRA SHARMA  |    [This article is part of a series on foreign labour schemes, remittance and the Pacific] Pros and cons of labour… Read More

Data constraints impeding MSME development – A case for Fiji

SAKIUSA NABOU |    Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are believed to contribute to at least 18 percent of Fiji’s GDP. Now, what… Read More

Building capacity: Climate-resilient development and gender-inclusive entrepreneurship in Mongolia


Confronting labour market challenges in South Asia: An SDG perspective

Download PDF MOHD AVI HOSSAIN AND IYANATUL ISLAM Introduction South Asia represents a region with multiple contradictions. On the… Read More

COVID-19 in the Indo-Pacific: Gendered risks, impact and response

SARA E DAVIES AND ROBIN E ROBERTS  |  The global upheaval caused by COVID-19 extended beyond health, affecting food production… Read More

Bridging the digital divide by enhancing effective digital finance usage among the poor | Part 1

RAHUL CHATTERJEE AND SHAWN HUNTER |  Rubina, a grocery shop owner in rural Munshiganj in Bangladesh, owns a basic feature phone. Her… Read More

Privatising Poverty Series Part 10:  Financial inclusion––the money pump of market-based development and poverty reduction

RON BEVACQUA  |  This blog series has traced the history of the idea that promoting entrepreneurship and innovation is the key to unlocking economic… Read More

Privatising Poverty Series Part 9:  The cult of the entrepreneur

RON BEVACQUA  |  The prioritisation of innovation, productivity, and growth over income and wealth distribution; technology as savior; government as partner rather than regulator of the private sector; market-based solutions to social and economic problems; and the overall emphasis on individual initiative over collective action––this economic vision did not come from the political right as is often assumed. Read More

Privatising Poverty Series Part 8:  New Democrats

RON BEVACQUA  |  Left-leaning neo-liberals rose to power just as new ideas about economic development and poverty reduction emerged. Old-style New Deal democrats… Read More

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