Maps & Data
The reality of global poverty is that it is rural and it is persistent: three-quarters of the 2.6 billion people living on less than $2 per day—almost 2 billion—live in rural areas; that number is virtually unchanged in 20 years.
The bulk of the world's wealth exists not as natural capital or physical capital (such as buildings, roads, or goods) but as human, social, and institutional capital.
To better understand the need and potential for scaling up environmental income and resilience through good ecosystem stewardship, consider the plight of inland fisheries in Bangladesh.
p>Worsening ecosystem trends and the close connection between poverty and the environment drive home the need to scale up income for the poor in a way that helps arrest rather than exacerbate environ
The following table highlights the key ingredients for successfully scaling up ecosystem-based enterprises to reduce poverty and build resilience.