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The world is aiming to halve extreme poverty by 2030 – but what does that actually mean?

Significant progress has been made tackling poverty, but there's still work to be done. Image: REUTERS/China Daily

Umar Serajuddin
Nobuo Yoshida
Senior Economist, World Bank
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The share of the population living in extreme poverty fell between 1990 and 2012
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Share of world living in poverty to fall below 10%
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High poverty rates don't always mean large numbers of poor people
Image: World Bank
Eradicating extreme poverty by 2030 will be challenging
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