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The World Bank Group is committed to fighting poverty in all of its dimensions. We use the latest evidence and analysis to help governments develop sound policies that can help the poorest in every country improve their lives.
Early findings from an upcoming report show how one generation’s education can make or break the next generation’s success.
Two new complementary poverty lines—set at $3.20 and $5.50—are joining the $1.90 International Poverty Line.
Policymakers are turning to behavioral science to help tackle longstanding and difficult policy challenges.
There has been marked progress on reducing poverty over the past decades. The world attained the first Millennium Development Goal target—to cut the 1990 poverty rate in half by 2015—five years ahead of schedule, in 2010. According to the most recent estimates, in 2013, 10.7 percent of the world’s population lived on less than US$1.90 a day, that’s down from 35 percent in 1990.