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The COVID-19 shock will have a serious impact on poverty reduction, with the number of people living in poverty in the region expected to increase by as many as 38 million in 2020 using a poverty line of $5.50/day (2011 PPP).
Just as a picture is worth a thousand words, a “voice” can be worth a hundred statistics. In this book you will see the pictures and hear the voices of our partners in development. Together they present powerful stories of how projects can affect and transform lives, and offer us a memorable glimpse behind the numbers.