Economic Progress

Most people, whether rich or poor, are totally wrong about poverty

A Malagasy child eats at the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) school feeding initiative at the Saint de Paul community centre in Tanjombato, a southern suburb of the capital Antananarivo, October 28, 2013. The WFP, in collaboration with partners, provide food assistance to poor children to support their access to education. The centre receives about 927 children aged between 5 to 18 years old, whose parents earn around 2000 Madagascan Ariary ($1) a day. They also receive primary education, literacy tuition, scholastic adjustment, professional training and learn new crafts. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (MADAGASCAR - Tags: EDUCATION FOOD HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX14RAB

Will global poverty end by 2030? Image: REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Jose Cuesta
Senior Economist, World Bank
Mario Negre
Senior Economist, World Bank Development Research Group
Christoph Lakner
Economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice, The World Bank.
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 The global poverty headcount ratio and the number of the extreme poor, 1990-2013
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 The global poverty headcount ratio and the number of the extreme poor, 1990-2013
Image: World Bank, Washington D.C.
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