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A cash transfer in the town of Betafo, Madgascar. © Mohammad Al-Arief/World Bank

Generations of poor people in developing countries are trapped in a cycle of poverty determined by their circumstance at birth, a new report says.

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A lot of progress has been made over the past few years toward extending financial access and the number of unbanked adults has fallen to 1.7 billion, according to the latest Findex data. The number of unbanked people continues to fall, even when accounting for population growth. Read More.


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