SDG target: Eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere.

The most concerning thing about this chart is the slope of the sub-Saharan Africa curve. Ideally, sub-Saharan Africa would follow the recent pattern of South Asia, with a precipitous drop in poverty; instead, progress in the region is projected to be relatively slow between now and 2030. The key to reducing poverty in sub-Saharan Africa over the long term is targeting investments in health and education so that they reach people who are usually missed.

poverty graph

Below is the global progress on this indicator since 1990.