At-a-glance: Poor countries and trade

Exports and growth

Trade inequality

Falling prices

Case studies

Subsidies and aid

Selling services

World poverty

World poverty
Globally, the proportion of people in poverty has declined, but as the population grows the actual number of poor people is still rising. Declining poverty in Asia suggests the benefits of trade have trickled down to the poorest. But poverty is expected to rise in Africa, where trade is weak and factors such as war, HIV and debt are prevalent.