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Interactive November 7, 2019

Fighting Learning Poverty – Country Stories

New research shows that more than half of children in developing countries cannot read and understand a short story by the age of 10.  This is robbing today’s children of their potential. We must confront Learning Poverty and treat it the same way we treat extreme poverty, stunting or hunger.

At the 2019 Annual Meetings and on End Poverty Day (October 17) the World Bank launched an ambitious new Learning Target, which aims to cut by at least half the global rate of Learning Poverty by 2030.

Below are a few stories about how developing countries around the world are addressing learning poverty told by World Bank communications staff.