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Research at the Earth Institute is organized into nine themes. Poverty is one of them.

Over a billion people currently live below the poverty line, earning less than $1.25 a day. At the Earth Institute, researchers take a “human needs” approach and look at the root causes of extreme poverty, thinking beyond money to ask whether people have the basics they need for economic growth.

Researchers, scientists and development practitioners work together to fight global poverty by addressing its multifaceted causes: hunger and malnutrition, inadequate access to health care and education, lack of safe drinking water and sanitation, energy problems, trade barriers, and gender inequality.

Featured Projects

Linking Natural Resources, Economic Growth and Good Governance

Reducing Global Poverty

Promoting Sustainable Agriculture

Improving Health Care Systems for the Poor

Global Poverty Mapping

Circular Migration and Its Long-Term Consequences

Index Insurance for Poverty Reduction and Development