No Poverty
 No Poverty
No Poverty
 No Poverty

SDG #1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Poverty is more than the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making.

To ascertaing which factors affect the wellbeing of Curaçao's inhabitants and put them at risk of falling into poverty or keep them in poverty, it is essential to understand poverty from a multidimensional perspective. In addition, many forms of exclusion transcend income and are associated with unequal treatment, discrimination, violence or stigmatization based on ethnicity, gender, sexual identity and orientation, disabilities, or other.

The Roadmap outlines the following drivers:

  • Social support & care

  • Decent jobs for all

  • Adequate housing for vulnerable families and youth

  • Improved sense of safety for families and youth

  • Institutional reform for poverty reduction

Facts and figures

  • 25.1%

    25.1 % of people in Curaçao live under the income poverty line. (CBS, Census 2011)
  • 6.4 %

    6.4 percent of households in Curaçao are multidimensionally poor with deprivations in more than 3 indicators (2018: National MPI/ Pov. Risk Report Curaçao)
  • 28.8%

    28.8 % of households are vulnerable for multidimensional poverty in Curaçao ( 2018: National MPI/ Pov. Risk Report Curaçao)
  • 89%

    89% of people experienced immobility, while 7% experienced upward mobility and 4% downward mobility according to the poverty risk tool measurement based on the 2017 Labour survey data.

    *using data reported from the 2016 and 2017 Labour Market Survey (CBS)
  • 60%

    Household debt-to-GDP ratio exceeds the threshold of 60%. tThe trend in household debt on Curaçao is higher than some regional comparisons. (Central Bank of Curaçao & Sint Maarten)
  • 4 vulnerable groups

    • Single female households with multiple offspring • The elderly (single or couples) • NEETs (18-24 unemployed and unskilled youth) • Undocumented migrants (2018: National MPI/Pov.Risk Report Curaçao)

Other SDG`s for Curacao

  • 3 Good health and Well Being
  • 4 Quality Education
  • 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
  • 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • 14 Life Bellow Water
  • SGD's

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