ANNUAL MEETINGS 2018

At the close of the 2018 Annual Meetings, the Development Committee communiqué stressed on the critical importance of building human capital. To help countries make more effective investments in people, the World Bank Group launched a new Human Capital Index at the Meetings.

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Globally, extreme poverty has rapidly declined. New poverty estimates by the World Bank suggest that the number of extremely poor people — those who live on $1.90 a day or less — has fallen from 1.9 billion in 1990 to about 736 million in 2015. Read More.

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