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A new report examines how Namibia’s fiscal policy is working to lift people out of poverty and reduce inequality.

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Mounting security challenges and sluggish economic growth are threatening to stall Afghanistan's progress to end poverty.

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Harnessing Behavioral Science

Policymakers are turning to the behavioral sciences to help tackle longstanding and difficult policy challenges.

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Measuring Poverty

Measuring Poverty

Our target is to have no more than 3 percent of the world’s population living on just $1.90 a day by 2030.

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Inequality and Shared Prosperity

Inequality and Shared Prosperity

We're working to increase the incomes and welfare of the less well off.

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IDA: Our Fund for the Poorest

The International Development Association (IDA) aims to reduce poverty by providing funding for programs that boost economic growth.

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Ending Extreme Poverty and Sharing Prosperity: Progress and Policies

The policy note examines policies needed to accelerate progress toward achieving a world free of poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

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Systematic Country Diagnostics

The SCD looks at issues in countries and seeks to identify barriers and opportunities for sustainable poverty reduction.

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The Pulse of South Sudan

Through surveys, the initiative gathers data on poverty and also collects short video testimonials from people on their living conditions....

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