This is the effect COVID-19 will have on global poverty, according to the World Bank

The world bank predicts that COVID-19 could force 50 million people into extreme poverty Image: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Christoph Lakner

Economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice, The World Bank.

Daniel Mahler

Partner and Head, Americas, Kearney


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COVID-19 has made significant changes to current poverty levels when compared to previous forecasts Image: PovcalNet
COVID-19 has forced just under 50 million people into extreme poverty.
The global poverty rate is measured as the share of the world's population living on less than $1.90 per day. Image: PovcalNet

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