You may not be aware of it but things are getting increasingly better. The poor world is making great strides as it joins the developed world pursuing free trade and more democratic policies. There is a long way to go as many of us still live below $1/day but the indicators are moving in the right direction. Have a look at the full story here from the WorldBank.
Malnutrition has also decreased in the last 10 years. Let's hope these changes where positive can be accelerated.