Financial and Monetary Systems

5 charts that show the impact 2022 had on global development

Debt burdens are stopping investments in health, education, climate action and economic reform. Image: Unsplash/Tim Mossholder

Douglas Broom

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A person standing in Somalia in drought season.
Among the crises in 2022 was a severe drought in Somalia. Image: Reuters/Feisal Omar.

A graph showing the global economy is in a steep slowdown.
Economic growth since COVID-19 has been uneven and unstable. Image: World Bank.

A graph showing how progress in poverty reduction has stalled.
Targets on reducing poverty by 2030 are now on track to be missed. Image: World Bank.

A bar chart showing an intensifying debt crisis for developing countries.
Debt burdens are impeding investments in health and education. Image: World Bank.
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A bar chart showing World Bank Group's climate finance.
Climate finance is rising, but so is the cost of climate-related disasters. Image: World Bank.

A graph showing the population of people globally who still don't have access to electricity.
More than 730 million people around the world have no access to electricity. Image: World Bank.

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