Poverty essayPoverty is the state when a person lacks the basic human needs and rights such as food, water, shelter and a right to education. Poverty eradication is one of the 17 UN global goals for 2030 and one of the most important in my opinion.
Despite the efforts of the un millennial development goals “according to the most recent estimates, in 2013, 10.7 percent of the world’s population lived on less than US$1.90 a day” http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/poverty/overviewwhich is unacceptably high.
One major way to start the eradication of poverty worldwide is to end corruption in governments in countries around the world and turning them into good stable governments, since a country with a very corrupt government will grow and progress slower than other countries and have less economy due to the government taking it all for themselves and not for developing the country or helping the people in the country. Right now, about 5% or $8 billion was taken by corrupt governments out of the $161 billions of aid money that was givenThis links to my chosen goal no poverty since if the full amount of aid is given then the amount of poverty will decrease by a noticeable amount because $8 billion is a lot of money and would without a doubt help decrease poverty around the world.This graph from gapminder.org shows how aid received per person is liked to how much corruption there is in the country