On the Front Lines to End Poverty

By 2030 up to two-thirds of the global extreme poor will be living in fragile and conflict-affected situations, according a new World Bank report.

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The World Bank Group has two goals,

to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable way

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At the turn of the millennium, 1 in 5 of the world's extreme poor lived in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS). Since then, poverty has fallen steadily in economies not in FCS, but the number of poor people in FCS continues to grow. As a result, about half the world’s poor reside in FCS today. If current trends continue, by 2030, FCS will account for just 10% of the global population but as many as two-thirds of the world’s poor. Read More


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