Alliance2015 actions for the extreme poor

Secure livelihoods offer the extreme poor a pathway to forge their way out of poverty. According to the most recent figures*, 736 million people in the world live on less than $1.90 a day. That equates to approximately 10% of the world’s population living below the global poverty line.

Alliance2015 members implement livelihoods programmes in some of the poorest and most vulnerable places in the world. Extremely poor people in developing countries face many risks, a number of which are associated with climate change.

An increase in the incidence and severity of climate-related disasters are negatively impacting on crop yields and the availability of food for subsistence farmers. At the same time, people are increasingly migrating to crowded urban areas in search of more secure livelihoods and are facing increased competition for income-earning opportunities.

Our programmes are designed in accordance with the specific requirements of each local context. We aim to address the obstacles and the systemic changes that are required to bring about effective and sustainable improvements for the poorest and most vulnerable people. We do this through a broad variety of activities that range from climate-smart agriculture techniques in rural settings, to technical skills training and small-business support in rural and urban settings.

*http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/poverty/overview