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Globally, extreme poverty has rapidly declined. New poverty estimates by the World Bank suggest that the number of extremely poor people — those who live on $1.90 a day or less — has fallen from 1.9 billion in 1990 to about 736 million in 2015. Read More.

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IDA: Our Fund for the Poorest

The International Development Association (IDA) aims to reduce poverty by providing funding for programs that boost economic growth.

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Ending Extreme Poverty and Sharing Prosperity: Progress and Policies

The policy note examines policies needed to accelerate progress toward achieving a world free of poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

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Systematic Country Diagnostics

The SCD looks at issues in countries and seeks to identify barriers and opportunities for sustainable poverty reduction.

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The Pulse of South Sudan

Through surveys, the initiative gathers data on poverty and also collects video testimonials from people on their living conditions.

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Elizabeth Howton
ehowton@worldbankgroup.org