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.

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

Privatising Poverty Series Part 7: The rise of left-leaning neo-liberalism

RON BEVACQUA  |  This blog began last year by marking the 50th anniversary of a new approach to economic development and poverty reduction. Read More

Privatising Poverty Series Part 6: Meet TINA (again)

RON BEVACQUA  |  As discussed in the fifth post in this series, right-leaning neo-liberalism is a political project dressed up as economic… Read More

Reform versus remittances? Pacific states, leadership, and economic reform

SEAN JACOBS  |  Remittances are often put forward as a solution to poverty alleviation efforts in Pacific island countries – a “win-win for Australia… Read More

Privatising Poverty Series Part 5: A uniquely appropriate caricature

Economy, Privatising poverty, Ron Bevacqua, Read More

Privatising Poverty Series Part 4: Right-leaning neo-liberalism’s obsession with property rights runs through slavery

RON BEVACQUA  |  The third post in this blog series discussed how right-leaning neo-liberalism, as opposed to classical liberalism, places property rights above… Read More

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Our research focuses on the trade and business, politics, governance, security, economies and development of the Asia Pacific and their significance for Australia. Griffith University is committed to advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the region.