Targets

1.1)   By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day 

1.2)   By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions 

DuPont is working to improve the livelihoods of at least three million farmers and their rural communities by the end of 2020. Through 2013, DuPont directly touched more than 347,000 farmers to help improve their success and strengthen agricultural systems. An example is a partnership with the Government of Ethiopia and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve maize productivity and raise income through agronomic training, improved inputs, and greater access to credit, markets and grain storage. This is in addition to the ongoing work already being done by DuPont to enhance the lives of hundreds of millions of farmers.

1.3)   Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable

1.4)   By 2030 ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology, and financial services including microfinance

 

MasterCard, in partnership with financial institutions, merchants, telecommunications companies, governments and non-governmental organizations, has helped make the financial system more accessible to more than 300 million people previously excluded through 500 programs in more than 50 countries. And they’re just getting started. Their commitment is to connect 500 million, including 40 million micro and small merchants, to the formal economy by 2020 – giving people an important tool to help them move out of poverty.

Identity is a starting point, especially for women, and we are working with governments like Nigeria and Egypt to link a government identity with payments – enabling people to become financially included on a massive scale.

MasterCard is also working with governments to help them distribute social benefits through electronic payments cards.  For example, MasterCard is partnering with the South African Social Security Agency to deliver government funds on 10 million debit cards with biometrics. Five million of the 16 million South Africans getting government benefits now have access to a formal financial tool for the first time.

In the past year, we worked with the Rwandan government to fast-track the country’s move to include 90 percent of its citizens in the financial mainstream. We worked with the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, to broaden the use of electronic payments by micro, small and medium enterprises. We launched Masterpass QR, a solution that allows millions of MSMEs to accept quick and secure payments and empowers consumers to move beyond cash when buying goods and services, in eight countries. And we worked with bKash to connect Bangladeshis to send and receive remittances on their mobile phones.

In Colombia, Qualcomm contributes to the Fishing with Mobile Nets project, an initiative that utilizes advanced wireless technologies, digital content, and a virtual community platform to promote the economic and social development of traditional fishermen, women and children in vulnerable fishing villages. The project provides participants with 3G or 4G LTE connected tablets and smartphones along with customized applications and training to support mobile education, improved business practices, and the development of economic activities. The adoption of mobile technologies resulted to an average income increase of 15%  among project participants from 2013-2014. Since the initial project in La Boquilla in 2013, Fishing with Mobile Nets has expanded to the traditional fishing communities of Tumaco in 2014, and Providence Island in 2015. 

1.5)   By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters

Means of Implementation

1.a)   Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions

1.b)   Create sound policy frameworks at the national, regional and international levels, based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies, to support accelerated investment in poverty eradication actions