Our target is to have no more than 3 percent of the world’s population living on just $1.90 a day by 2030.
Inequality and Shared Prosperity
We're working to increase the incomes and welfare of the less well off.
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COVID-19 Dealt a Historic Blow to Poverty Reduction
The 2022 Poverty and Prosperity Report provides the first comprehensive analysis of the pandemic’s toll on poverty in developing countries and of the role of fiscal policy in protecting vulnerable groups.
Umbrella Facility for Poverty and Equity
The Umbrella Facility for Poverty and Equity (UFPE) is the first global trust fund to support the cross-cutting poverty and equity agenda.
IDA: Our Fund for the Poorest
The International Development Association (IDA) aims to reduce poverty by providing funding for programs that boost economic growth.
As the World Bank’s behavioral sciences team within the Poverty and Equity Global Practice, eMBeD uses behavioral sciences to fight global poverty and reduce inequality.
High-Frequency Monitoring Systems to Track the Impacts of COVID-19
The World Bank and partners are monitoring the crisis and the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 through a series of high-frequency phone surveys.
An Adjustment to Global Poverty Lines
The World Bank uses purchasing power parities (PPPs) to estimate global poverty. With the release of 2017 PPPs, we’ll start using in Fall 2022 new poverty lines to determine the share of the world population in poverty.
Systematic Country Diagnostics
The SCD looks at issues in countries and seeks to identify barriers and opportunities for sustainable poverty reduction.
Join us and poverty specialists as we explore the latest data and research on poverty reduction, shared prosperity, and equity around the globe in this new World Bank Group podcast series.
Correcting Course to Accelerate Poverty Reduction
Mari Pangestu, World Bank Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships, speaks about how we must respond to current challenges in ways that do not further impoverish the poor today and focus on creating ...
Stepping Up the Fight Against Extreme Poverty
To avert the risk of more backsliding, policymakers must put everything they can into the effort to end extreme poverty.