Fighting poverty in all of its dimensions lies at the core of the World Bank’s work. We work closely with governments to develop sound policies so that poor people can improve their livelihoods, and access social and infrastructure services and good jobs.
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September 18, 2014 — Egypt has been plagued for many years by low-quality, insecure and unstable jobs, but this can be reversed through reforms. A new World Bank report provides insights into the deepening structural problems of the Egyptian labor market and highlights short and long term policy interventions needed to unleash the potential of the private sector to create a large and diverse set of jobs.Read More »
September 23, 2014 — The rate of poverty reduction in 2013 was the smallest decline in the last decade, while inequality has risen in recent years. These twin challenges of slowing poverty reduction and increasing inequality were the focus of a World Bank conference.Read More »
September 2, 2014 — Addressing inequalities and ensuring that the poorest 40% reach universal access by 2030 means we must collaborate and more effectively generate and share global knowledge on what is working to provide sanitation service delivery to the poorest.Read More »
May 12, 2014 — This user-friendly tool can help make partners, policymakers, advocates and the general public aware of and equipped with the data they need to fight inequality of opportunity in the developing world.Read More »