Why this Nobel Prize-winning economist believes the data behind the SDGs 'doesn't add up'

More than 2.8 billion people currently live on less than $2 a day. Or do they? Nobel Prize-winning economist Angus Deaton talks through why the data behind that figure, and other figures behind the SDGs, need a rethink.

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  • Molly Anders

    Molly Anders is a former U.K. correspondent for Devex. Based in London, she reports on development finance trends with a focus on British and European institutions. She is especially interested in evidence-based development and women’s economic empowerment, as well as innovative financing for the protection of migrants and refugees. Molly is a former Fulbright Scholar and studied Arabic in Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco.