This event presents an opportunity to showcase the world’s progress to date on reducing extreme poverty, identify barriers to future progress on SDG 1, convene country representatives to reflect on real-life lessons and progress, and highlight and share the World Bank Group’s work and analysis of ending global extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity in every country.
The two-day event will include a range of sessions and workshops. The first day will take stock of where the world is today on this goal, and what factors put future progress on poverty reduction at risk, such as slow growth, inequality, instability, data deprivation, erosion of social protection and human development systems and programs. The second day will focus on a select group of countries which have been successful in reducing extreme poverty, and will share lessons learned, challenges, policy choices, and tradeoffs that were necessary to achieve this progress.
The event will be organized by the World Bank Group in partnership with UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and UN Development Programme (UNDP).