Going Above and Beyond to End Poverty: New Ways of Measuring Poverty Shed New Light on the Challenges

Reducing poverty and improving equity
Posted Oct 28, 2018 | World Bank

As global poverty continues to fall, troubling signs are emerging as the pace of reduction slows.  In 2015, more extreme poor lived in Sub-Saharan Africa than in the rest of the world. By 2030, forecasts predict that nearly 9 of 10 extremely poor people will live in Sub-Saharan Africa and that  poverty there will remain in double digits. In this publication, the World Bank looks at multiple deprivations, combining consumption or income with measures of education and access to basic infrastructure services. The measure shows that poverty could be both more widespread and more entrenched than hitherto anticipated.



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