Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

No Poverty

Eradicating extreme poverty for all people everywhere by 2030 is a pivotal goal of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Extreme poverty, defined as surviving on less than $2.15 per person per day at 2017 purchasing power parity, has witnessed remarkable declines over recent decades.

However, the emergence of COVID-19 marked a turning point, reversing these gains as the number of individuals living in extreme poverty increased for the first time in a generation by almost 90 million over previous predictions.

Even prior to the pandemic, the momentum of poverty reduction was slowing down. By the end of 2022, nowcasting suggested that 8.4 per cent of the world’s population, or as many as 670 million people, could still be living in extreme poverty. This setback effectively erased approximately three years of progress in poverty alleviation.

If current patterns persist, an estimated 7% of the global population – around 575 million people – could still find themselves trapped in extreme poverty by 2030, with a significant concentration in sub-Saharan Africa.

A shocking revelation is the resurgence of hunger levels to those last observed in 2005. Equally concerning is the persistent increase in food prices across a larger number of countries compared to the period from 2015 to 2019. This dual challenge of poverty and food security poses a critical global concern.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Africa Platform for Social Protection

APSP Nairobi Kenya F

African Action on AIDS

AAA 1990 New York NY USA G

African Agency For Integrated Development

AAID 1998 Fort Portal Uganda G

African Centre for Applied Research and Training in Social Development


African Centre for Aquatic Research and Education

ACARE 2017 Ann Arbor MI USA D

African Centre for Migration and Society

ACMS Witwatersrand South Africa G

African Child in Need

2002 Kampala Uganda N

African Child in Need

ACIN Kampala Uganda G

African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation

ANEW Nairobi Kenya D

African Commission on Agricultural Statistics

AFCAS 1961 Accra Ghana E g

African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

ACERWC 2001 Addis Ababa Ethiopia E g

African Computer and Technology Literacy Awareness Program Charity

ACTLAP Charity 1995 Mississauga ON Canada G

African Correctional Services Association

ACSA 2008 Pretoria South Africa D y

African Crop Science Society

ACSS 1993 El Minia Egypt D

African Development Aid Association

ADAA 1988 Addis Ababa Ethiopia G

African Development Bank Group

ADB Group 1964 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F g

African Forestry and Wildlife Commission

AFWC 1959 Accra Ghana E g

African Freedom of Expression Exchange

AFEX Accra Ghana J y

African Initiatives for Relief and Development

AIRD 2006 Kampala Uganda F

African Institute for Capacity Development

AICAD 2000 Nairobi Kenya G j

African Islamic Organization on Population and Development

2005 Kaolack Senegal F

African Jurists' Association

AJA 1979 Dakar Senegal D v

African King Foundation

Newark NJ USA N f

African Law Foundation

AFRILAW 2012 Enugu Nigeria G f

African Library and Information Associations and Institutions

AfLIA 2013 Accra Ghana D

African Management Services Company

AMSCO 1989 Johannesburg South Africa F egy

African Methodist Episcopal Church Service and Development Agency

AME-SADA 1987 Washington DC USA G

African Movement of Working Children and Youth

AMWCY 1994 Dakar Senegal J

African Network for Chemical Analysis of Pesticides

ANCAP 2001 Zanzibar Tanzania UR F

African Network for Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect

ANPPCAN 1986 Nairobi Kenya F

African Philanthropy Forum

APF 2014 Lagos Nigeria F

African Plant Nutrition Institute

APNI 2019 Ben Guerir Morocco D

African Population and Health Research Center

APHRC 1995 Nairobi Kenya E

African Population Conference

S c

African Promise Foundation

Maple Valley WA USA G f

African Relief in Action

ARIA International 1995 Houston TX USA G

African Rights Initiative International

ARII 2007 Madina Ghana G

African Services Committee

ASC 1981 New York NY USA G

African Solutions to African Problems

ASAP 2003 Cape Town South Africa G

African Tax Administration Forum

ATAF 2009 Pretoria South Africa F

African Venture Philanthropy Alliance


African Woman and Child Features Service

AWC Nairobi Kenya G

African Women's Welfare Group

Tottenham UK G

African World Heritage Fund

AWHF 2006 Midrand South Africa F g

African Youth in Philanthropy Network

AYPN 2015 Kenyasi Ghana F

African Youth Initiative on Climate Change

AYICC 2006 J

African-Asian Rural Development Organization

AARDO 1962 Delhi India C g

Afrique Secours et Assistance

ASA 1998 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire J

Afrique verte

Montreuil France G y

Afro-Asian Peoples' Solidarity Organization

AAPSO 1957 Cairo Egypt C y