Opinion: Ending extreme poverty is within reach. We can’t give up.
Esther Duflo, co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, and Shameran Abed, executive director or BRAC International, author an opinion piece ahead of the UN 2023 SDG Summit, discussing progress, bottlenecks and pathways for achieving SDG1: end poverty in all its forms everywhere.
Esther and Shameran note: "Extreme poverty cannot be eradicated by relying on piecemeal development programming limited to the particular whims of different donors. Real progress on the 2030 Agenda requires a massive, concerted push to scale solutions that work."