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Putting a Face on Poverty

December 22, 2014

Marcelo Giugale, Senior Director of the World Bank's Macroeconomics and Fiscal Policy Global Practice, shares his experience with “putting a face” to the poor and how this idea – of getting information on who the poor are as individuals – has spread to 70 countries. He talks about how today we are on our way to knowing the poor by name, individually, and how technology has helped us reach the excluded.