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.

About the Global Poverty Project

Our vision is a world without extreme poverty within a generation.
The Global Poverty Project exists to increase the number and effectiveness of people taking action to end extreme poverty.

We have developed 1.4 Billion Reasons, a simple yet ground-breaking presentation, that is travelling the world, inspiring and empowering audiences in its path. Based on leading research, the 90 minute presentation clearly articulates the facts of extreme poverty and demonstrates that by making simple changes everyone can be a part of the solution.

Since being launched at the UN High Level Event on the MDGs in September 2008, the Global Poverty Project has:

• Developed the 1.4 Billion Reasons feature slideshow presentation to run between 45 and 90 minutes, in collaboration with a group of advisors.
• Delivered the presentation to more than 20,000 people in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA at more than 100 events since premiering on July 4, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.
• Activated more than 5,500 people to make a commitment to take action to end extreme poverty.
• Reached more than 15,000,000 people through media coverage in 3 countries.

USA Activation

The Global Poverty Project  is reaching the USA with a local customised version of the 1.4 Billion Reasons presentation now! 

Working in partnership with leading charities, community groups and organisations across the country, we will be delivering the presentation at conferences, schools, universities, churches, workplaces and festivals. Find out how to book a presentation by clicking the "Book a Presentation" link to the right.

How can you help end extreme poverty?

The Global Poverty Project is not after your money. The presentation explains how your everyday actions - in what you learn, say, buy, give and do - can be connected to the ending of extreme poverty. Small actions in your life can create big opportunities for the world's poorest.

1.4 Billion Reasons links audience members with leading organisations so that each and every one of us can take action to end extreme poverty.





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