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Don't panic. How to end poverty in 15 years.

  • Rosling, Hans.
  • Videos

About this work


Professor Hans Rosling presents this episode of the BBC’s ‘This World’ Series: ‘Don’t Panic: How to End Poverty in 15 years’. Presenting in front of a live studio audience Rosling discusses poverty around the world and global efforts to deal with this problem. The main premise of the show is examining the United Nations 2015 Millennium Goal 1.1 aiming to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030. After questioning the audience on their perceptions of poverty, Rosling explains the difference between ‘relative’ and ‘extreme poverty’ and uses projected graphs, diagrams and statistics to demonstrate his points on the history of poverty and the relative decline since 1800. Footage of a family from Malawi serves as a case study into people living in extreme poverty. A young family from Cambodia serve as another case study into a family who can enjoy some basic luxuries due to a growing economy.

Physical description

1 DVD (59 min.) : sound, colour 12 cm.


Broadcast on 23 September, 2015 on BBC2.

Creator/production credits

Produced and directed by Dan Hillman.
Presenter: Professor Hans Rosling.

Copyright note

Quicksilver Media.



  • English

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