Africa

Only 1.7% of Africans expected to live in extreme poverty by 2065, experts predict

Students at a school in Africa.

Extreme poverty in Africa is projected to fall rapidly in the next 40 years while educational attainment is expected to rise. Image: Unsplash/Emmanuel Ikwuegbu

Martin Armstrong
Data Journalist, Statista
Share:
Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Africa is affecting economies, industries and global issues
A hand holding a looking glass by a lake
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale
Stay up to date:

Africa

Discover

What is the World Economic Forum on Africa?

A chart showing the projected share of population in Africa living in extreme poverty from 1996 to 2065
The share of extreme poverty in Africa seems to be following a downward trend Image: Statista/African Union Development Agency
Have you read?
Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:
AfricaSDG 01: No PovertyEconomic Progress
Share:
World Economic Forum logo
Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

Data benefits Ghana’s fight against plastic pollution

May 31, 2023

Amira Osman

May 26, 2023

About Us

Events

Media

Partners & Members

  • Join Us

Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2023 World Economic Forum