Bangladesh emerged from the ashes of a War of Independence in 1971 as the world’s second poorest nation. Since then, the country has increasingly silenced the skeptics: there has been no famine since 1974, more than 20 million Bangladeshis escaped from poverty between 1991 and 2010, and the economy has grown at about 6 percent a year since 2000.
Now recognized widely for dramatically reducing poverty, Bangladesh and its people will receive global recognition on October 17 when the World Bank Group marks #EndPoverty Day in Dhaka.
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