Facts and Figures

HI StartUP Approach

We use market-based, community-driven, enterprise solutions to empower, protect, and build resiliency. Our projects are innovative, environmentally conscious, and transformative, and we deliver our programming through strategic local and global partnerships to create a maximal, sustainable impact.

Because transformation is never a single-issue project our programming is set to address multi-dimensional issues and flexible to respond to people of diverse circumstances. Havalah International is committed to sound stewardship and uses given funds to deliver the most effective, sustainable solutions for alleviating poverty, suffering, and injustice. In order to use our resources in the most efficient manner possible, we may deem it necessary to redirect your contribution to the greatest need or our general purposes.

  • Goal 4: Quality Education

    Facts and figures

    91%: Enrollment in primary education in developing countries has reached 91 percent.

    57 million; Still, 57 million primary-aged children remain out of school, more than half of them in sub-Saharan Africa.

    1 in 4; In developing countries, one in four girls is not in school.

    50%; About half of all out-of-school children of primary school age live in conflict-affected areas.

    103 million; 103 million youth worldwide lack basic literacy skills, and more than 60 percent of them are women.

    6 of 10; 6 out of 10 children and adolescents are not achieving a minimum level of proficiency in reading and math.

  • Goal 5: Gender Equality

    Facts and figures

    77 cents; Women earn only 77 cents for every dollar that men get for the same work.

    1 in 3; 35 percent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence.

    13%; Women represent just 13 percent of agricultural landholders.

    750 million; Almost 750 million women and girls alive today were married before their 18th birthday.

    2 of 3; Two thirds of developing countries have achieved gender parity in primary education.

    24%; Only 24 percent of national parliamentarians were women as of November 2018, a small increase from 11.3 percent in 1995.

  • Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth

    Facts and figures

    5%; An estimated 172 million people worldwide were without work in 2018 - an unemployment rate of 5 percent.

    1 million; As a result of an expanding labour force, the number of unemployed is projected to increase by 1 million every year and reach 174 million by 2020.

    700 million; Some 700 million workers lived in extreme or moderate poverty in 2018, with less than US$3.20 per day.

    48%; Women’s participation in the labour force stood at 48 per cent in 2018, compared with 75 percent for men. Around 3 in 5 of the 3.5 billion people in the labour force in 2018 were men.

    2 billion; Overall, 2 billion workers were in informal employment in 2016, accounting for 61 per cent of the world’s workforce.

    85 million; Many more women than men are underutilized in the labour force—85 million compared to 55 million.

  • Goal 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

    Facts and figures

    2.3 billion; Worldwide, 2.3 billion people lack access to basic sanitation.

    40%; In some low-income African countries, infrastructure constraints cut businesses’ productivity by around 40 percent.

    2.6 billion; 2.6 billion people in developing countries do not have access to constant electricity.

    90%; More than 4 billion people still do not have access to the Internet; 90 percent of them are in the developing world.

    2.3 million; The renewable energy sectors currently employ more than 2.3 million people; the number could reach 20 million by 2030.

    30%; In developing countries, barely 30 percent of agricultural products undergo industrial processing, compared to 98 percent high-income countries.


  • Goal 10: Reduce Inequalities

    Facts and figures

    22%; In 2016, 22 percent of global income was received by the top 1 percent compared with 10 percent of income for the bottom 50 percent.

    16%; In 1980, the top one percent had 16 percent of global income. The bottom 50 percent had 8 percent of income.

    33%; Economic inequality is largely driven by the unequal ownership of capital. Since 1980, very large transfers of public to private wealth occurred in nearly all countries. The global wealth share of the top 1 percent was 33 percent in 2016.

    39%; Under "business as usual", the top 1 percent global wealth will reach 39 percent by 2050.

    2x; Women spend, on average, twice as much time on unpaid housework as men.

    60%; Women have as much access to financial services as men in just 60 percent of the countries assessed and to land ownership in just 42 percent of the countries assessed.

  • Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities

    Facts and figures

    4.2 billion; In 2018, 4.2 billion people, 55 percent of the world’s population, lived in cities. By 2050, the urban population is expected to reach 6.5 billion.

    3%; Cities occupy just 3 percent of the Earth’s land but account for 60 to 80 percent of energy consumption and at least 70 percent of carbon emissions.

    828 million; 828 million people are estimated to live in slums, and the number is rising.

    33; In 1990, there were 10 cities with 10 million people or more; by 2014, the number of mega-cities rose to 28, and was expected to reach 33 by 2018. In the future, 9 out of 10 mega-cities will be in the developing world.

    90%; In the coming decades, 90 percent of urban expansion will be in the developing world.

    80%; The economic role of cities is significant. They generate about 80 percent of the global GDP

  • Goal 16: Peace Justice & Strong Institutions

    Facts and figures

    68.5 million; By the end of 2017, 68.5 million people had been forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations.

    10 million; There are at least 10 million stateless people who have been denied nationality and its related rights.

    US$1.26 trillion; Corruption, bribery, theft and tax evasion cost developing countries US$1.26 trillion per year.

    49; 49 countries lack laws protecting women from domestic violence.

    46; In 46 countries, women now hold more than 30 percent of seats in at least one chamber of national parliament.

    1 billion; 1 billion people are legally ‘invisible’ because they cannot prove who they are. This includes an estimated 625 million children under 14 whose births were never registered.



About The HI StartUP Center

The HI digital development team aims to provide tools, resources and information that supports the application of digital resources to address the most pressing development challenges. With digital technology making it possible to accelerate the fight against poverty, the center works to ensure that everyone, even the poorest, has access to digital services. The center also supports the effective use of technology and advanced data analytics across the countries it works in and explores emerging technologies to better understand how they will shape the future of development.

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