SDG | WEEK 3
link : Beyond the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Addressing Sustainability and Development
1. When comparing the poverty and inequality distribution maps, which of the following statements is true?
a. Poorer countries tend to have higher inequality.
b. Poorer countries tend to have lower inequality.
c. There is no association between levels of poverty and inequality in different countries.
2. According to the World Bank, “People living below the poverty line don’t have enough money to meet their basic food, clothing and shelter needs”. As of October 2015, the international poverty line increased from $1.25 USD to $1.90 USD per day.
3. Wellbeing is a composite measure of the material and the subjective aspects of poverty including education, health, assets, income and consumption.
4. Besides income, which of the following are indicators of poverty?
a. Hunger, malnutrition, unsanitary drinking water.
b. Lack of education or illiteracy.
c. Limited access to health services.
d. social isolation.
f. All of the above.
5. The Gini index is one of the most commonly used statistical measurements to gauge economic inequality. A Gini index closer to 0 indicates more inequality and a Gini index closer to 1 indicates more equality.
6. Redistribution or transfer of resources and access to capital are two mechanisms through which we can address the problems of poverty and inequality.
7. The different types of livelihood capitals that can help households increase their incomes are:
a. Social, cultural, economic
b. Financial, human, natural
c. Physical, social, natural
d. Cultural, bioeconomic, social
e. Social, cultural, economic, bioeconomic
f. Financial, human, natural, physical, social
g. Physical, social, natural, cultural, bioeconomic
8. An individual’s experience, education, skills, or credentials would fall under which category of capital:
9. Income generating and cash transfer programs have been well-documented as having significantly positive effects on poverty reduction.
10. Our social and institutional capacity to eliminate poverty and hunger on a global scale has never been greater.