The 10 Year Shift In The Global Population Distribution Of The Poor

A recent OECD report on fragile nations includes the below graphical comparison of where the world’s poor will be in 2015 vs. 2005. The positive news is that overall the portion of the world that is poor is decreasing, most noticeably in India, Bangladesh, and China.

However, the poor population seems to still be rising in nations such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mexico.