Here's how we end extreme poverty

While the extreme poverty has been cut from 43 percent in 1990 to 17 percent in 2011, that still means there's a billion people struggling to move out of it. In this exclusive commentary, USAID's Alex Thier shares how "Vision to End Extreme Poverty" gives a new understanding of what it means to be poor.

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About the author

  • Alex Thier

    Alex Thier is a senior democracy fellow at Freedom House and a senior adviser at Center for Strategic and International Studies. He was a senior official in the Obama administration and executive director of the Overseas Development Institute in London.