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How has COVID-19 impacted world poverty?

The pandemic has caused people to lose jobs, income and even their homes. Image: Unsplash/Jonathan Kho

Carolina Sánchez-Páramo

Directrice mondiale , Banque mondiale pour la pauvreté

Ruth Hill

Lead Economist, Poverty and Equity Global Practice, World Bank

Daniel Gerszon Mahler

Young Professional, Development Data Group, World Bank

Nishant Yonzan

Consultant, Poverty and Inequality Unit, Development Data Group, World Bank

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