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Why 2016 was actually one of the best years on record
by Annie Duflo and Jeffrey Mosenkis
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30 December 2016
On 30 December 2016 The Washington Post reported:
If 2016 continues the global trends of previous years, it may turn out to have been one of the best years for humanity as a whole. Between 1990 and 2013 (the last year for which there is good data), the number of people living in extreme poverty dropped by more than half, from 1.85 billion to 770 million. As the University of Oxford's Max Roser recently put it, the top headline every day for the past two decades should have been: 'Number of people in extreme poverty fell by 130,000 since yesterday.' At the same time, child mortality has dropped by nearly half, while literacy has increased.
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