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Meeting the Poverty Challenge : The World Banks Goals and Strategies

By The World Bank

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Book Id: WPLBN0000139279
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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: Meeting the Poverty Challenge : The World Banks Goals and Strategies  
Author: The World Bank
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Language: English
Subject: Economics, Finance & business, World Bank.
Collections: Economics Publications Collection
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Publisher: The World Bank

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Economics

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Nearly half of the world?s 6 billion people live on less than $2 a day; one-fifth?1.2 billion?live on less than $1 a day. The World Bank is an international organization of more than 180 member countries. Its mission is to fight global poverty, and it uses its resources and collaborates with others to help client countries achieve sustainable and equitable growth. Despite significant progress in the past few decades, far too many people in the developing world still subsist at income levels insufficient to meet basic human needs. The poor lack opportunity. They lack voice. They are vulnerable to sickness, violence, and natural disasters. They lack such basic services as education, primary health care, and access to drinking water. Their life expectancy is still a fraction of that achieved by people in industrial countries decades ago. There are far too many children, particularly girls, not in school and thus facing a bleak future.

 

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