Economic Progress

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

A boy touches a 45-metre (148-feet) long wall lighted by colour rays at an exhibition hall in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province May 1, 2007. Picture taken May 1, 2007.

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
Image: World Bank
Share of world living in poverty to fall below 10%
Image: World Bank
High poverty rates don't always mean large numbers of poor people
Image: World Bank
Eradicating extreme poverty by 2030 will be challenging
Image: World Bank
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