About Us

1.4 billion people on our planet live in extreme poverty. The Global Poverty Project seeks to invigorate the global movement to take effective concerted action on poverty through the presentation 1.4 billion reasons.

The Presentation

About 1.4 billion reasons


1.4 billion people continue to live in extreme poverty. Significant progress has been made already but more needs to be done to achieve the eight Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

The Global Poverty Project is the vision of Hugh Evans and Simon Moss, both of whom were intimately involved in the Australian MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY campaign. These two campaigners are committed to ending extreme poverty, and believe that citizens from around the world can make this vision a reality.

Truth be told, Hugh and Simon have been inspired by a lot of people, events and organisations themselves. The Global Poverty Project seeks to build on these foundations and strengthen the momentum built by current initiatives and past successes. The goal is to arm individuals with the tools, knowledge and inspiration needed to take action to end extreme poverty.


The Global Poverty Project team is presenting 1.4 billion reasons to communicate the realities of extreme poverty and what can be done about it by everyday people around the world.

We have developed a feature slideshow presentation, 1.4 Billion Reasons, that is delivered by trained presenters for between 45 and 90 minutes in workplaces, schools, universities, churches, community groups and at conferences to audiences of 100+. We work in partnership with existing agencies to NGOs to reach, engage and activate audiences by providing tools that Increase the number and effectiveness of people taking action to end extreme poverty.

The Global Poverty Project is harnessing the powerful and practical ideas and stories that already exist to tell the story of extreme poverty. We are building on the strong but latent support that exists in the community by engaging the target audience in a conversation about how we can, should and must end extreme poverty.

To make sure that we get it right, we are working closely with advisors from NGOs, government, multilateral agencies, academics and civil society, who you can meet here.

The presentation answers five big questions that people have about extreme poverty:

  • What is extreme poverty?
  • Can we do anything about it?
  • What are the barriers to ending extreme poverty?
  • Why should we care?
  • What can I do?

You can see a trailer from the presentation below


This project is inspiring.

Hugh Jackman
Australian actor and Global Advisory Panel Member.

Contact the team

Click here to contact The Global Poverty Project Team.

We're impressed particularly by the very practical approach towards mobilising communities and policy makers around the world so that they can take practical and measureable steps to combat poverty.

Achmat Dangor,
CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation

We strongly support this initiative.

Salil Shetty,
Director, United Nations Millennium Campaign