More than one billion people–one-sixth of the world’s population–live in extreme poverty on less than $1 a day. At the Earth Institute, researchers take a “human needs” approach to developing solutions to address extreme poverty. Earth Institute researchers, scientists and development practitioners help fight global poverty by addressing its root causes: hunger and malnutrition, access to health care, water, sanitation, energy, trade barriers, gender equality, access to education and so forth.
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