Extreme poverty is in retreat. In 1990, 43 percent of the developing world lived on less than $1.25 a day. Today the global poverty rate has dropped to less than 20 percent. There is a real opportunity to end extreme poverty within a generation – this generation. But how realistic is this goal? Achieving it means halving the 2010 poverty rate. Then halving it again. And then nearly halving it a third time – all in less than one generation.
CNN’s Richard Quest tackles this critical question and the issues that surround it in a live-streamed interview with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim -- who will share his vision of what needs to be done and why it takes a movement to get there.
The event will be streamed live online at World Bank Live
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