Towards the Millennium Development Goals
Infographics designed by Zago, New York
One extra year of schooling increases an individual's earnings by up to 10%.
$16 billion a year in aid would send all children to school in low-income countries. This is about half of the amount Europeans and Americans spend on ice cream annually ($31 billion).
171 million people could be lifted out of poverty if all students in lowincome countries left school with basic reading skills – equivalent to a 12% cut in world poverty.
In Kenya, if women farmers are given the same level of education as their male partners, their yields for maize, beans and cowpeas increase by up to 22%.
In Latin America, children whose mothers have some secondary schooling remain in school for two to three more years than children of mothers with less schooling.
In sub-Saharan Africa, an estimated 1.8 million children’s lives could have been saved in 2008 if their mothers had at least a secondary education.
Women with postprimary education are 5 times more likely than illiterate women to be educated on the topic of HIV and AIDS.
Worldwide military expenditure for 2009 was $1.5 trillion. Despite the financial crisis, this represents an increase of 6% in real terms compared to 2008. The increase in aid during the same period was only 0.7%
- 2010 MDG Summit Exhibition "EDUCATION COUNTS Towards the Millennium Development Goals" was held in New York, 9 September - 20 November 2010