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Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2020

Latest and most accurate estimates on trends in global poverty and shared prosperity.


World Bank Group President David Malpass urged greater transparency and debt relief for the world’s poorest countries.

World Bank Group President David Malpass. Photo: © World Bank

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Pandemics, climate change, conflict. The world faces threats that can only be solved through cooperation and coordination across borders.

Since its founding, The World Bank Group has evolved to meet new challenges to ending extreme poverty and creating opportunity for all. Along with a vast network of worldwide partners, we continue to adapt with new innovative lending approaches, partnering with the private sector to expand funding for development, and responding to global threats that affect rich and poor alike.

“For we shall prosper individually, only as we prosper collectively” - Eugene Meyer. First World Bank President.

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