Following the unprecedented success of the series Why Democracy? which reached an estimated 250 million people in 180 countries through 48 broadcasters, Why Poverty? Is a groundbreaking cross-media project that asks why, in the 21st Century, a billion people still live in poverty. Using public media the project helps audiences across the world understand what they can do about poverty. These compelling documentaries explore issues like food security, education, gender equality, the conditions into which children are born, corruption, climate change, the effectiveness of global aid and the effects of disease and wars.