No woman or child should be left behind. Good health leads to better educational attainment, and full participation in the labor force.
© Dominic Chavez/Global Financing Facility

Many of those who have not found jobs with Pakistan’s larger tech companies have become e-lancers in the global ‘gig economy’.
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The World Bank Group has two goals,

To end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable way

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We engage the development community with real-world statistics

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Recognizing the incompleteness of the so called monetary measure of well-being, this year’s Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report proposes a multidimensional poverty measure. It adds deprivations in education (child school enrollment and adult school attainment) and access to basic infrastructure (drinking water, sanitation and electricity) to the consumption measure to construct a more complete picture of poverty. With this broader definition of poverty, many more people come into view as poor. Read More


We support countries' poverty reduction strategies

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We provide analysis and advice for developing countries

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We help developing countries find solutions to the toughest global and local development challenges—from adapting to climate change to boosting food security to increasing access to energy.

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