COVID-19 could push 100 million people into extreme poverty, says World Bank

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As the pandemic continues, the predictions get worse. Image: REUTERS/Mohammed Aty

Daniel Gerszon Mahler
Young Professional, Development Data Group, World Bank
Christoph Lakner
Economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice, The World Bank.
R. Andres Castaneda Aguilar
Economist, Development Data Group, World Bank
Haoyu Wu
Consultant, Poverty and Equity Global Practice
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