Images of globalization

Country income groups (World Bank classification)

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Country income groups (World Bank classification). There are huge regional differences in the above trends. Globally, poverty rates have fallen from 52% in 1981 to 42% in 1990 and to 26% in 2005. In Sub-Saharan Africa, however, the poverty rate remained constant at around 50%. This region also comprises the majority of countries making the least progress in reducing child malnutrition. The poverty rate in East Asia fell from nearly 80% in 1980 to under 20% by 2005. East Asia, notably China, was successful in more than halving the proportion of underweight children between 1990 and 2006. In contrast, and despite improvements since 1990, almost 50% of the children are underweight in Southern Asia. This region alone accounts for more than half the world’s malnourished children.

Country income groups (World Bank classification)

Water supply and sanitation coverage in Africa

Water supply and sanitation coverage in Africa. The water supply situation in Africa is already precarious, and climate change is expected to exacerbate the problem. This graphic shows the amount of water supply coverage at the national level for Africa, and the amount of sanitation coverage, as a percentage, at the national level for Africa. Statistics are shown for rural areas, for urban areas, and for all areas.

 

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Water supply and sanitation coverage in Africa

Natural resources - agricultural potential

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Natural resources - agricultural potential. Soils underpin the production of a wide range of agricultural and industrial goods and services. Soil productivity is essential to agricultural activities - for food security, cash income and supporting the livelihoods of the poor. Agriculture is the major engine of economic growth in a majority of developing countries – for instance low income developing countries have a high share of agriculture in gross domestic product. This map presents a potential agricultural output from cereals, provided proper support in equipment, seeds, practices and irrigation. The map is a part of a set, presenting different natural resources, with a focus on developing countries, and the use of natural resources for economic growth and poverty alleviation.

Natural resources - agricultural potential

Commodity flows: Starbucks, McDonald's

Starbucks and McDonald's Map, International Networks Archive (INA), Princeton University (http://www.princeton.edu/~ina/index.html)

This map visualize the commodity flow mediated by Starbucks and McDonald's.

Commodity flows: Starbucks, McDonald's

Number of undernourished children projected in 2050

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Number of undernourished children projected in 2050. Food security is likely to remain out of reach for many people. Child malnutrition will be difficult to eradicate even by 2050 (low to medium certainty) and is projected to increase in some regions in some Millennium Assessment scenarios, despite increasing food supply under all four scenarios (medium to high certainty) and more diversified diets in poor countries (low to medium certainty).

Number of undernourished children projected in 2050

Trends in real commodity prices

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Trends in real commodity prices. Agriculture is a fundamental instrument for sustainable development; about 70% of the world’s poor are rural and most are involved in farming. National policy needs to arrive at a balance between a higher prices which can benefit producers and lead to a more vibrant rural economy, and lower prices, which, although volatile on the international market, can improve food access for poor consumers.

 

Source: The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2006, FAO

Trends in real commodity prices