Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Too often, poverty persists from generation to generation. To #EndPoverty, we must break down the barriers that keep many from moving up the economic ladder.

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October 17th marks the 25th anniversary of End Poverty Day. This year, we’re highlighting the transformational effects of economic mobility across generations. Early findings from an upcoming report note that the social status of one’s parents is as influential today as it was 50 years ago, in determining a person’s future.

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Our Dream is a World Free of Poverty

Learn more about the World Bank's work on poverty reduction.


Join Us Live on End Poverty Day

What progress has been made on poverty reduction, and what challenges remain on the road to 2030?


Video: Creating Mobility Across Generations

How can one generation’s education make or break the next generation’s success?


Following #EndPoverty Day Around the World

See how communities across regions are commemorating the 25th anniversary of End Poverty Day.