The Economist continues to mislead, here through blatant falsehood, despite formal complaints through the Press Complaints Commission and further communications to the editors:


 

"In 2000 the members of the UN agreed to try to cut poverty to half of the 1990 level by 2015."

Fewer, but still with us:
The world has made great progress in eradicating extreme poverty
The Economist
30 March 2017
http://www.economist.com/news/international/21719790-going-will-be-much-harder-now-world-has-made-great-progress