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DATE: Friday, April 19, 2013
TIME: 11:00 a.m.-12:10 p.m. EDT (15:00-16:10 GMT or convert time)
LOCATION: Online and World Bank Group Headquarters in Washington, DC

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim joined UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for Global Voices on Poverty. An event featuring world leaders, opinion makers, and a global online audience discussing what #ittakes to end poverty.

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Mahnaz Rahman
Pakistan
How to alleviate poverty in Pakistan?
Philippe Andely
Congo, Rep.
The Bank takes a strong stand against corruption in aid receiving countries. Most of them have low governance effectiveness. In this case wouldn't corruption be a solution assuming the corrupt official uses the bribe more efficiently than the state would have had, having a tighter budget constraint?
SIlviajustinacastrotrenti
Mexico
Cutting publicity expenses,make more comunication
Gonzalo Abad Frias
Mexico
How can we enhance social/local efforts with official productive programs?
Meghan Zimmerman
Egypt, Arab Rep.
In countries such as Yemen for example, many investors are worried for security reasons although the state of the economy is mostly responsible for the security situations. How can these countries get equal investing opportunities for job creations and economic stability?
abhijeet singh
India
What kind of poverty is world bank intend to remove?
DR SOHAIL MANZOOR
Pakistan
world bank needs a POLITICAL WILL FOR 7 BILLION PEOPLE ...solutions are simple and possible to end the poverty
Rufino Perez
United States
Is there any index correlating investment in human capital and poverty reduction?
Robson Banda
Zimbabwe
Which implementation has been put in place to fight poverty in rural places in Zimbabwe especially in the health sector?
Shaurya Shekhar
India
Does corruption play a negative role all over the world when we talk of poverty alleviation? Or is it limited to countries like India?
Patricia
Costa Rica
Generar oportunidades a favor de los menos favorecidos en cada una de nuestras ciudades debería ocupar nuestra agenda política más que regalar alivio temporal a situaciones concretas. Arrastrar a la gente pobre a la escuela, enseñarle oficios y profesiones propicios para movilizarles
Apollo Gabazira
Tanzania
Despite the billions pumped into poverty eradication over the years - it still is prevalent - why is that so? Where have you failed as the w-bank and UN, and how do you want that corrected?
Germán Cárdenas
Ecuador
To end poverty in the world, education is key. Also, access to health services, nutrition programs, housing, eco-friendly environment, investment promotion, strong economic growth, and generation of employment.
Jiesheng Li
United Kingdom
What steps are both the Bank and UN Agencies taking to address the evolving aid architecture, including non-core aid and non-traditional aid from non-OECD donors?
Dipa David Kabasela
Congo, Dem. Rep.
DRCongo needs railroad connected Ilebo via Kinshasa to port terminal Boma which it helps DRC to control export-import of minerals, petroleum, foods, raising GDP, open up to .
Rob Yates
Indonesia
Do you think that universal health coverage (ALL people getting the health care they need without financial hardship) should be a post-2015 development goal?
Yusep Ardiansyah
Indonesia
where can we start to end the poverty?
Raj Subbiah
United States
1Promote equality ( socioeconomic ) 2 end corruption in third wold countries 3 invest in education 4 promote Tolerance
Priyan De Silva
Canada
Would stopping all conflicts aid in abolishing poverty around the world?
Eric Norton
United States
End the monetary system to end poverty. Simple as that. But nobody thinks about ending the money system right? Why not go to a resource based economy?
Dorothy Handfield
United States
Poverty continues because the wealthy benefits from maintaining the status-quo.
Simon Maddrell
United Kingdom
Sand Dams can transform the lives of people living in Drylands - home to 80% of the world's poor - by providing year round clean water and giving people time to invest in increased food production. However there is no investment from the UN in a technology that can be owned by communities.
Anna Schmidl
Germany
External debt has always been a major problem of developing countries. Do you consider debt relief to be an appropriate measure against poverty and to promote economic growth? Is a temporary dissociation of HIPCs from the world market favourable for development?
Miguel Ernesto Santacruz Paredes
Ecuador
¿Porque NO incentivar a las ONGs Adheridas al Pacto Mundial y sus principios para ser nuevas Empresas Sociales,como mecanismo de eliminación de la pobreza?. Miguel Ernesto Santacruz Paredes Guayaquil, Ecuador. www.corporacionges.org
sandra
Nigeria
In ending poverty,corruption and migration must be tackled in developing countries. Is there any measure by world bank to end corruption in Nigeria? Disregard the rich resources abundant in the country,ninety percent of her citizen wallow in abject poverty.
Elhadj ahmed almouctar president de l'ONG ADAPAN
Niger
L'objectif du MDG au domaine de la pauvretée Eteindre la pauvretée? Éradiquer la pauvretée?
insan putra
Indonesia
To end poverty we have to improve agriculture sector in developing country and make agriculture as a major sector in the third world country. End poverty with food.
Maija Dravnieks
United States
Hemp products, more farms,and forests will create new job fields and secure food and water sources ... Please consider hemp as an answer to alot of current problems.
Ajit
India
Why is Education as a key factor in ending poverty ignored? A hand to mouth income does not have the ability to break the viscious cycle of poverty. Free food along with free and compulsary education should be the responsiblity of every government towards its citizens.
ABDULLAHI
Nigeria
To reduced the level of poverty and unemployment, is the creation of jobs & improvement of indutrialization, education and health sector for the well-being of individual. Corruption should be stopped for the greater economic growth and development. How do make Nigeria to enjoy?
wilson dsouza
India
Proper channelling of funds to programmes, and Delivering benifts to end users is the key to success. Thanks to indian government. now they started direct fund transfer to benificiaries bank account. hope this will abolish middlemen and brokers and ray of hope for poor people.
Abhishek Shekhar
India
How can living standard be improved for poor in India
Nizam yeop
Malaysia
Free Education. Gender Equality. No corruption. Economic enhancement. Fund the SME's business. Life insurance is a must to everybody. No to racism.
Ajit
India
Why is Education as a key factor in ending poverty ignored? A hand to mouth income does not have the ability to break the viscious cycle of poverty. Free food along with free and compulsary education should be the responsiblity of every government towards its citizens.
Kumail Janmohamed
Canada
Global inequality is an issue that may be the cause for a number of systemic issues around the world. What do you think some of the root causes of global inequality are, and how do we as a global community tackle the issue of global inequality?
David
Rwanda
What the world has learnt from the failure to alleviate poverty despite multiple and heavy interventions?
Deepak rousa
India
Education, Agriculture & Corruption free economy with equality of chances for employment to all & more focus on the execution to reduce the difference between plans and actual. Come on the ground level of poverty.
Kapil Singh Arora
India
This problem needs a be attacked at grassroot level.Education plays a very key role .Social enterprises and non-profits can do a lot in the space of poverty elimination .They need to be empowered , mutilateral bodies can be a great change agent for this shift
Ingeborg
Norway
Much recent research has focused on the effectivenes of aid, and what interventions deliver the best outcomes. Are your organisations good enough at absorbing new knowledge and implementing it, and to what extent do you see NGOs and social enterprises being more agile in their implementation?
Otabor Isaac
Nigeria
To reduce poverty in the world (especially in the developing countries),I will suggest the following: 1.Ensure good governance both in private and public sectors 2.Empower the poor especially,the women and children 3.Education! Education!! Education!!! 4.Employment for the youth Thank you
Rev. Ikwunze Obioma Israel
Nigeria
What are the indices to measure the degree of the MDGs success?
Catherine Watuka
Kenya
I think foreign Aid should be directed more towards efforts in Decentralization especially in Africa. I think there's real hope there.
William wooby
United States
I tried and this was my project http://millenniumartscenter.org/out-reach Creativity and Design will feed the world.
Md.Moshfaqur Rahman
Bangladesh
We are not generating jobs-how the poverty end?
Kashit
Pakistan
Every country has own kinds of problem so different solutions for each country. Specially in Pakistan to elleviate poverty, we should focus on eduction, provincial autonomy, equality, control the terrorism, open economy, awareness.
Kashit
Pakistan
Every country has own kinds of problem so different solutions for each country. Specially in Pakistan to elleviate poverty, we should focus on eduction, provincial autonomy, equality, control the terrorism, open economy, awareness, corruption.
José
Chile
should we spend more money in research? if politicias are open to it, the it might be much more cost-effective than money for programs with doubtful effectivity.
José
Chile
should we spend more money in research? if politicias are open to it, the it might be much more cost-effective than money for programs with doubtful effectivity.
Nathalie Gallano Gonzalez
Spain
How to make sure the aid that is given from other countries is well distribuated and actually goes where it is supposed to go?
Tamara Kotz
Australia
How about investing in Nikola Tesla Principle of FREE RADIANT PERPETUAL ENERGY .. Harnessed from the quantum field as NIKOLA TESLA Intended for the world to have free clean unlimited energy with no use of fossil fuels in 1901.
Hal Zhao
United States
Where does the present intersection between policies implemented by the UN and the monetary support given by the World Bank rest? How well and feasible do major development goals align together at distinct but powerful world executive levels?
Ong, Chee Hock
Malaysia
Spreading the Idea on ending Poverty worldwide
Mrs Oursel
France
Dear Dr. Jim Yong Kim and M. Ban Ki-moon, Women should have a major role in the process of defining the concept of a global sustainable development. This concept determines the future path of the world growth. Best regards, Mrs Oursel
Dr. S.K CHATURVEDI
India
Millions of dollars have been spent on fighting poverty and it still persists in the gravest form. Where did WB fail ? Have the interventions evaluated. World Bank need to study why poverty efforts have failed in the developing/poor countries.
Laura Ardila Santander
Colombia
In Colombia #ittakes to give economic incentives to the poorest women and men, so they can get a job and earn money INSTEAD OF HAVING KIDS
John
United States
Wouldn't it be easiest to just Outlaw any Religion or belief system that defies consumption?
Alistair knewstubb
New Zealand
The developing nations need a rival competitor to the IMF and world bank to give the receiving nations more ability to negotiate. This will increase their ability to carry out effective change in line with their own peoples values and beliefs.
Jean
Lebanon
How can we reduce poverty ? Poverty can be reduced by well targeting mechanism, investments in human capital, national awareness and adminstration commitment
Junaid Alam
Pakistan
What do you predict for the World Economy in the year 2020
Sherwin O.
Philippines
Does world bank has a lottery sponsor on facebook???i want to know because there are lots of issue regarding on this matter in order to prevent intrnet scam...
Ann Kele
Hungary
Quality of free serveces.You have got a lot of experiences on free serveces provided in LDCs. Could you mention some good examples all over the world where the free services provided by the local governments should be a way to be followed by others ?
Samugapria a/p Letchumuna
Malaysia
what job i will get?
sharon Brazonto
Uganda
how can income inequality be measured?
Abhay mane
India
how earn money
eva
United Kingdom
poorest city in afica
Humphrey Njiru
Kenya
can poverty be eradicated without some form of so cial justice and equality?
AJAY MEHRA
India
There is enough for everyone's need in this world; but not for everyone's greed.Why cannot we all stop being greedy.It will end poverty soon.
waithira njenga
Kenya
how do l access funds to develop a farm in Kenya..thanks
Ikram
Pakistan
Pakistan is facing foreign influence hence in Pakistan's politicians are deliberately looting the country on their policies.... corruption and education is the sole problem of Pakistan...
vignesh
India
how much rupees loan in india
Ben Owusu-Mensah
Afghanistan
What is the Outlook for Nigeria's economy in the next five years. What will be the growth in economy and imports
Nafis Khan
Pakistan
Black money from various countries end up in Western Banks creating many other crisis besides increasing poverty. Would you be considering to restrict its flow and reversing it to the countries where such money came from or offset those funds against the loans obtained from the World Bank?
adom francisca
Ghana
hi how can i become a good manager
Ahmad Fraz Khan
Pakistan
Can the World Bank do something to take drivers of food price spikes out of businesses???
Mukhtar
Kenya
What is BRICS bringing to the table as an alternative to the WB? The WB needs to review its policies especially in agriculturae that makes the poor more vulnerable
Election bagra
India
india is a country of poverty..i want to eradicate poverty from india and around the world ..well you please tell what it takes to ERADICATE poverty?
Adelene Teo
Malaysia
Poor quality and politically motivated education may not necessarily bring people out of poverty. Instead, the poor will remain to be cocooned within the socio-economic spheres of the person in power's choice. How can the UN and WB ensure that the poor do not fall into such education trap?
EMMANUEL ST LOUIS
Haiti
For Eradicate Global Poverty we suporse combat corruption ,and create more jobs for economic stability and good security for investing in the poverty countries
Imran Khan
Pakistan
World Bank has been spending billions of dollars every year in Pakistan and other developing countries. Can the institution develop a formidable mechanism to allay the aid related corruption in Pakistan?
MARIANNE HUNTLEY
Philippines
Education is the very much important thing to end poverty.
NICHOLAS ABAITEY
Ghana
DEAR UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI MOON AND WORLD BANK PRESIDENT JIM KIM,PLEASE WHAT #ITTAKES(#ittakes) TO END POVERTY?
Matyas Hamere
Canada
How much can we blame corrupt political leaders for the situation most people in developing countries are living in? I think if a new generation that genuinely CARES for poor people went to power things would change way faster. What do you think?
Andrew Timco
United States
What if banning non recyclables was an alternative to stop the growth of waste dumps and gyres? We could open jobs for sorting existing waste. It is my understanding that acetones can infact recycle plastics that are considered non recyclable.
Nadeem
Pakistan
If people start looking after their neighbour, the hunger will be finish. The rich countries have to sacrifice their ease to comfort the downtrodden. Poverty can also be alleviated by imparting technical education!
Paulie LONGRIGG
United States
Hi: How can I help you ? I am a retired researcher in Photovoltaics and Fuel Cells Thank you. Paul Longrigg
Odeigah, Dennis C.
Nigeria
Poverty's human caused. The Solutions lie in "Effective Economic planning on Government's part." If citizens are poor in an economy, the major causes lie with "inadequate macroeconomic policy adjustments." Thanks. Dennis Odeigah.
Malou Juanito
Philippines
What do you think is the best way where grassroots organizations and citizens can best do to end corruption? Are there successful models already from developing countries?
Harry Bous
United States
USA & Europe must lead in the fight to limit poverty, unemployment. Programs must be administered that employe people in the fields particularly Medicine and renewable energy
Anna Lingat
Philippines
How can we help, as a global community, alleviate the poverty in North Korea? What are the possible (if there is) means that we can use to extend help to those poverty-stricken groups in that country?
Harry Bous
United States
USA & Europe must lead in the fight to limit poverty, unemployment. Programs must be administered that employe people in the fields particularly Medicine and renewable energy
Lea Viernes
Philippines
In order to alleviate poverty, it takes a more proactive action towards inclusive growth.
Shilpa Doshi
India
Would like to explore models of such social entrepreneurs world wide in order to set up and run a rural industry and make it self sufficient without the need of government grant or sponsors over a period of time
rubal khatri
India
my comment on to end poverty is that it is a social problem which has integrated today's values. to change this problem, changing people's way of thinking would vary to a ratio of a lot. thus, modern values must be socialised in a
Lusekelo Andrew
Tanzania
Effective utilization of natural resources and free from exploitative FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in developing countries, are pressing matters in ending poverty.
Abdurashid
Uzbekistan
Which financial method is more efficient in poverty reduction, whether conventional lending or Islamic finance methods?
maiwand karim
Netherlands
how to have my money?
STEPNEN CHKWUDI
Nigeria
Can poverty be removed where there are still high incidence of corruption?
Moshahed Hossain
Bangladesh
World Bank has not financed the Padma Bridge in Bangladesh, because of corruption. What is it doing to held corrupt people accountable? Did it recovered the money that was lost in Canada, due to corruption by Bangladesh officials like Abul Hossain?
гаубица
Russian Federation
Нищету в бедных странах победить не сложно. А вот как победить бедность в богатых странах, где ее официально не существует? 10 долларов в день в некоторых странах значительно меньше, чем 1.25 в других!
Aijaz Ali Khuwaja
Pakistan
My opinion about polio eradication and faailure of Pakistan has been published in english daily of Pakistan. I like to conduct study on this issue, pl suggest who will support? Please guide. Following is link: http://dawn.com/2013/04/09/polio-campaign-community-participation/
fedowned823
United States
Would it be counterproductive for those in power to end poverty if the end result makes them un necessary.
mohammed
Egypt, Arab Rep.
i love my work
Mwageni Phillotheus
Tanzania
What are the needs of International Taxation in the economy of the country?
lar yakbien
Nigeria
what are the effects of unemployment and poverty on the Nigeria economy?
Nirendra Shumsher Rana
Nepal
Developing agencies need to focus on vocation training rather than so called software program to remove poverty from developing countries
rubal khatri
India
how is decision making done in world bank??????
Totamirepi Tirivavi
Zimbabwe
What are the causes and effects of unemployment? What are the solution to unemployment problem?
Isaac Mulumba
Uganda
Poverty in Africa is has been a very big problem, I believe that the UN is much aware of this, which new stratege has been put in place to address this?
Wad Consultant
Pakistan
World Bank Grantpoverty reduction wasted 50% in corruption practices.World Bank can do itself through private sector.project out line Justice at Door step forwarded to world Bank make justice available at root lvel up grading Judicial create aware ness in People on Justiceeradiation of Corruption.
Fabian Nimea
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
Will the very existence of SIDS be considered in the wake of the greater debate on poverty eradication and SDG?
Kim
Tanzania
I have been working at the grass roots in a country receiving billions of dollars in aid and there is no change for the poor. Good health services and education opportunities are worse.The rich get richer and the poor poorer in the 3rd world. STOP SENDING MONEY TO THEIR GOVERNMENTS.
Kim Saville
Tanzania
Do you think the leaders in third world countries want to eliminate poverty? When the poor are kept ignorant through lack of education and ruled by fear they are easier to govern, manipulate and no one questions the leaders' corruption.
Schalk van Heerden
South Africa
Comment: It is so easy to avoid this meltdown by pushing up the GDP. How? Everybody must increase working hours without an increase in pay. Saturdays must be a working day. Reduce tax to enable households to employ other people on the lower end of that education scale.
Komal Hassan
Pakistan
I beleive poverty is not the big issue as compare to health you should put concentrate on health not poverty. And for this purpose clean water is most important thing.but if you want to finish the poverty then give information about the rights of all human of world to the people who are illiterate
Elouise
United States
Why not increase drilling of wells to irrigate dry areas of Africa
ADU ASARE
Ghana
What is the team going ti do to bring down the poverty in the deprives areas and countries in west africa.
Ghulam Qader
Afghanistan
Why the World Bank is not investing on rural drinking water, sanitation and hygiene I Afghanistan where 1/3rd of the child mortality and morbidity cause is the shortage and lack of drinking water?
Omotosho Shola
Nigeria
Ending poverty in Nigeria is a highly complex situation, large number of people in Government are very corrupt and are not ready to embrace the move the end poverty, they are only concerned about their own pocket. The Question is, how do we make these people have a change of mentality?
Khalilullah Mangnejo
Pakistan
Education is the only source to end the poverty in Pakistan. Stop ignoring the power of Education and increase budget of Education. We should focus on Free Education for all, Equality, Merit, Corruption free administration.
Suthon Hin
Thailand
Welfare State + Single Tax - -> Well-Being for All without Bubble Economy. See A Primer on Henry George's "Single Tax". (http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2006/0306gluckman.html)
Sarah Le
Vietnam
Due the increased proportion of poor people living in middle-income countries, a more transparent government, better education system and developed social safety net will be needed in order to fight poverty effectively.
Uttam Kumar Roy
Bangladesh
To end poverty we have to invest in education specially techniqal education. And we have to make part time job.
Bernice Vanguardia
Australia
How effective do you think the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and similar projects, are in eradicating poverty? What happens beyond 2015?
Robert G. Schreib Jr.
United States
Why not create 'The Global 50/50 Lottery' to raise the funds needed to buy the vast arrays of wind, solar, ocean and water clean electricity generating systems to replace the electricity from coal burning electric power plants that are emitting the CO2 causing global warming?
ucheoma
Nigeria
kedu ka ndi world bank ga-esi abata n'ime obodo, nyere ha aka, ka ha na ahu nri onu kwa ubochi.
andre moen
Australia
The USD as a reserve currency did not serve the interests of countries whose currencies are pegged to it, or the international financial stability. What the WB propose as substitutes or new international currency that can be used for international trade and reserve currency.
Dr.Rajan Chauhan
India
do you think that all programmes and plans to alleviate poverty and malnutrition be fully implemented throughout the world? or to implement those plan we need a Special Strategy with efficient manpower???
Abishek Karn
Nepal
In Nepal all the development agencies including World Bank are trying so hard for last several years, yet there is extreme poverty in Nepal. What is the reason its not working in the sector of poverty alleviation? Is it just political instability or something else?
Sarah Tin
Malaysia
idea on how to end poverty in my neighborhood: give a man or woman a fish, so that he or she won't be hungry for the day; teach the man or woman how to fish, so that he or she won't be hungry for the lifetime.....
Ali Zaheer
Afghanistan
My question refers to Mr. Ban ki-Moon: What can UN do to stop the genocide of Hazara People in Pakistan?
Ajay Chotaliya
India
Oyo State water supply project for saejire.
Taha Nasir
Pakistan
Would you now propose a method of where the rich must pay back to the society whence they took it from thus stabalising the system again? I would suggest to look inside your brokerages and banks, the whole issue starts from there.
Drew Acierto
Philippines
What will you do in order to stop Poverty? Does the World bank give funds?
Kai
Australia
In looking at the incredible progress that has been made in reaching the targets for the 1st Millennium Development Goal ... What do you think is necessary or further required for the international community to reach the 1st MDG and achieve the other 7 goals?
Syed Shibly
Bangladesh
Do you think that only the technical/IT skillfulness among the youth can help develop a nation and what are the necessary initiatives you think should be taken for technical IT improvement in our youth?
Dr. Satnam Singh
India
How to manage growing population in India How to Develop India How and what to educate Indians How to manage to overcome with Malnutrition How to reduce corruption and protect human rights How to provide security How to create jobs How to find to over come fights among religions
Geneva Hagen
Canada
The #1 recommendation of Canada's Royal Commission on the Status of Women was a Guaranteed Livable Income. GLI was tested in Manitoba with good results. Will you support efforts to implement Guaranteed Livable Income on a larger scale in other places? http://www.livableincome.org/atrmincome.htm
Lee Campbell
Australia
What key strategies are the World Bank and the UN putting place to end poverty across the globe? Do you have a timeline for this to occur? What is the nature of the political will that is required across countries to help eradicate poverty?
José Alonso Tufino Borja
Peru
Según la evidencia actual, este enfoque de desarrollo es insostenible, debido a la finitud de recursos naturales, por ejemplo. ¿Cómo promover un verdadero desarrollo sostenible que tenga en cuenta la finitud de recursos naturales en un mundo en donde la tasa de natalidad cada vez es más acelerada?
S.M. Mostafizul Parvez
Bangladesh
Can i get upcoming project/tender information about information technology (IT) and Software related field in Bangladesh?
Luzuko MANELI
South Africa
1) Promote socioeconomic 2) invest in Education ( Government officials spend too much money in educating their own children ) 3) Jointly fight corruption of All countries. 4) Invest in security of the citizens and health!!!!!
Rachel
Hong Kong SAR, China
In HK 1 in 5 HK people live in poverty even with developed economy. How can the Hong Kong government use help them?
Susana Garrett Pinto
Portugal
Individuality and corruption must be abolished social awareness. We have to think in whole and not just for ourselves and our earnings. Corrupt politicians, corrupt managers and the ones who they take money is the poorer. We have children starving in Portugal. This is the shameful truth!
John Yuan
Australia
What will the World Bank do when China’s economic growth slows further? What will the World Bank and UN do about the refugee related poverty due to the Syrian conflict ? Dam character limits =( I look forward to your opinion and perhaps solutions
Rodrigo Torres
Italy
Soy latinoamericano residente en Italia. Me conmueve la nueva pobreza creciente que azota a España, Irlanda, Inglaterra, Italia, Grecia. Hablemos un poco de este fenómeno y cómo crear una nueva solidaridad hacia quienes ya no saben más de Welfare.
Chibuzor Azula
Nigeria
Good day sirs. For us to end poverty, world governments need to create sectors of the economy and infrastructure in order to absorb labor. My question now is; how can your various organizations help them achieve that?
magdalene Buckley
Ireland
How do you answer the criticism that the neo-liberal policies of IMF and World Bank are doing more for the multinationals entering these countries to make huge profits on the expense of natural resources and environment. Low paying and insecure jobs are not a good trade off for the people.
Luciana Esteves
Brazil
I am looking for a higher purpose that can decisively impact solutions to poverty and dignity in the world. What action could impact as positive as possible to reduce poverty and raise the standard of personal dignity? How can I contribute to UN and WB efforts?
Ivan Nabong
Philippines
The Philippines has corrupt politicians. Me and my family are suffering. How will the new elections affect us?
Ivan Nabong
Philippines
The Philippines has corrupt politicians. Me and my family are suffering. How will the new elections affect us?
ZAHARA HUSSEIN
Tanzania
other financial facilities the bank would have provided apart from the current financing facilities provided
ZAHARA HUSSEIN
Tanzania
Why some bank may be reluctant to participate in international trade?
Bedanga Bhushan Saikia
India
The MDG of Education need to be achieved soon. The head of the poor family shall be categorized in separate groups on the basis of age, intelligence, fitness, etc. The govt. shall start money deposit schemes for education, food, health of each family.
sachin pravin Naik
India
how loan taken in india year wise
Yasir Hameed
Pakistan
Whether you are providing food for the whole world, or settling world disputes successfuly, but i have a question to you: What are you doing for me specifically, who is loitering on the streets hopelessly and sheerly wasting life in futile pursuits?
Kimbwa Richard
Uganda
What is your take on the World Bank funded Lake Victoria Environment Management project where the alleged fraud is denying Uganda communities yesterday's chance to undertake projects that can offset environmental stress on Lake Victoria while improve their livelihoods? http://bit.ly/ZkLy5W
Jieun Park
Korea, Rep.
How do you plan to break the corruption trap in the recipient nations of aid?
sachin pravin naik
India
india taken loan interest rate ?, how taken total loan india till date
Yuqi Guo
China
What is the end of ending poverty? Poverty is stems from the contrast and there is no absolute equality in the world anyway.
RUKHSANA KHATOON
India
Why Allocated/delivered money for the poor often don't reach to the needy and poor people??In this way how can we expect the poverty will be reduced??Can't we make the process transparent and direct approach to the poor?
Utsa Sarmin
India
In developing countries what policies should be adopted for economic development to satisfy the new globalized economy of the world without increasing poverty and threatening human security further?
Per Persson, Friends Fair Trade, Oslo
Norway
Fair Trade is an important part of the answer. More focus should be given to information on the many benefits that Fair Trade has for producers and workers in poor countries, and more and bigger campaigns should be directed toward consumers in rich countries
Ayehualem
Ethiopia
No magic bullet! Yes 'education for all' is one thing. But it also needs other necessary conditions. Chief among them are: good governance and inequality. Am also wondering why WB always chooses one variable; while poverty is multidimensional?
Kyra
Singapore
How has the United Nations been eliminating poverty? Can we supply cheap and highly nutritious superfoods like Spirulina to eradicate malnutrition?
Swati Singh
India
priority to invest in primary education decentralization of government policies transparency in the administration of government
PARITESH ROYAL
India
Q-HOW CAN THE POVERTY BE ELEVATED THROUGH THE CONCEPT OF EMPLOYMENT AND LITERACY?
prince
South Africa
what is the influence of the gdp on the world economy or how are the two related?
Saeed Ahmed
Pakistan
Can capitalistic economic system provide a solution to economic worries of the masses? Is not it that the very foundation of capitalistic system is based on the exploitation of ordinary men/workers?
ethel sithole
Zimbabwe
i would like to do voluntary work
Yuqi Guo
China
What is the end of ending poverty? Poverty is stems from the contrast and there is no absolute equality in the world anyway.
Dr Kingsley Kasosa
Zambia
As a team that thrive to end poverty how do we help the marginalized groups of society also on finding their place by calling the entire planet earth as their home?
jhapat kc
Nepal
what are the economic framework
Roshna Pradhan
Bhutan
What does it take to end poverty in Bhutan?
Aruna Pant
Nepal
To end poverty we have to get the younger people engaged to lift-up their life giving them opportunity to explore for sustainable livelihood. Poverty, hunger and lack of opportunity is the main cause behind conflict and conflict. This trap needs to be broken. How will that be done?
Rita Sapage
Portugal
for when paid internships at the UN?
Seabe Masikara
Botswana
How can young people have more influence in the spending or the decisions made to attain and spend aid?
Maryanne Muriuki
Kenya
It's time for sustainable education.Education not to help us pass exams and graduate,but to help us in daily lives outside class,for we and generations to come.
maka diary
Vietnam
we always know that we need to have more voluntary programmes, more help from other countries in the world.and,in the fact, lots of people r supporting against poverty.however, the poor scenes've still existed on the news,t.v every day.where is the core matter?i wonder...
Sallie Forrester
United States
Do you think that encouraging a common positive mindset to inspire everyone to work towards this goal, would be part of the answer? What about anthems and slogans for the purpose of unification?
Asef Tasnim
Bangladesh
Providing forceful & free education for all up-to college for poor people. Because prevous concept of microfinance will not succeed until people are educated enough to utilize the finance. And if one person in a family can come out of poverty, so does the other members.
Sidney Thomas
United States
We believe that UNITING all the major organizations and corporations under one roof to discuss, network, and create a comprehensive plan to join forces and end poverty and world hunger once and for all, is the only way to move forward. When do we meet?
imran hossain
Bangladesh
To end poverty education is mandatory.But poor people cant properly educate their child.today education is like a investment but poor people cannot.That's the real problem.so to end poverty world bank need to support mass education and with education supporting work.
edna geronimo
Philippines
is there a possibility to concentrate helping third world country to eliminate poverty ? because the poor need more assistance than the rich country .
Qingqing
China
We see a large gap between the rich and the poor in China and it is very much related to the national political and legal system. How the World Bank and United Nations as international organizations can help with this?
Ephua
Ghana
When educational system in africa is restructured and quick acess to health care is made available to all persons poverty will end one day
Salomon Larios
Mexico
To end poverty in the world we as individuals need to be educated. We need to have knowledge about what really love is and skills to be self dependent. Rich and powerfull countries, companies and individuals also need to learn what really love is and act in pro of it!
JM Garcia
Guatemala
What is the World Bank plan to help poor people in developing countries? Should the World Bank stop giving money to government in developing countries who do not know how to manage or distrubute it in the market because of the keplocracy in some nations?
John Ekweonu
Nigeria
Is there any intiative from the World Bank that is focused on assisting nations with high youth unemplyment issues and what is the UN's plan on assisting with educational awareness for most the conflict prone areas of the world especially the Congos?
Md. Imran Hasan
Bangladesh
Bangladesh working hard on this issue. last 10years 15 million people cross the poverty line but it is not enough. How Bangladesh can say good bye to the poverty within next five years?
imad
Pakistan
how many times pakistan has taken aid or loans from world bank ?
Patrick Arman
Romania
I would like to ask mr. Ban-Ki moon what is his opinion about reforming The UN Security Council. And by that i am referring to: adding/removing permanent members, limiting or even abolishing the power of veto. Thank you
Emrul Kayes Raceme
United Kingdom
£83M donated to Universities for "Weapons Research"? - http://goo.gl/VgHhZ Is this true? If yes, then WHY?
Sonam Yshey
Bhutan
Poverty is prevalent and observed in the poor and vulnerable society but it is mostly hidden problem in many society in various sections of the population which is more than not having income and food which needs to be studied properly. How do you say on this?
ABULLAHI BABAGANA
Nigeria
In devoloping countries, government should improve adequte infrastructural facilities & basic amenities as a better wellfare-economic for its citizens, this also help those in micro enterprise in the informal sector. Then, may govt pay more attention in the mini sector before the macro level,?
Harsh Agarwal
India
What ways can India adopt to eliminate poverty and as well evaluate the elimination ?
KARAN SINGH THAPA
Nepal
I wonder what poverty actually means. Growing and consuming indigenous food? Donors airlifted Japan made rice to Humla in Nepal, locals stopped growing indigenous crops. Is it poverty alleviation?
Hamid Rahimy
Afghanistan
Way all global community can not enhance human security in Afghanistan?
ABHISHEK SINHA
India
Why not eradicate hunger? as hunger is the root cause of poverty.The US throws million and millions of food waste every year enough to feed a million! and why WB,IMF,ADB,UN waste a good amount of money discussing various problems of the global world and still not find a solution to it?
Martin Simiyu
Kenya
what reasons made yu think dat we need to end poverty especially in Kenya.
lubna Shaikh
United Kingdom
how to work against corruption in Pakistan,where government is its self corrupt?
Rajendra Singh Gahlot
India
Quality Primary Education is key factor for better future regarding Health, Poverty reducing, Gender difference as well as for mature society. In India a large number of children cannot complete their primary education. How World Bank help us.
Lwando
South Africa
We need to create jobs for the youth. How are you going to deal with the curraption and poeple preventing us as children from getting educated?
Ramkumar
India
How can we make UN aware of the activities happening at grass root level and integrate UN’s plan at the top level to actions at the bottom level?
Angel González
Spain
Terminen con la pobreza ¡Ya!
Alankar
India
Don't you believe that it is human greed which is the only reason behind poverty & hunger in our world as we together have enough to end it ?
V Baargavi
India
to eradicate poverty : More Employment Opportunities Minimum Needs Programme Social Security Programme Establishment of Small Scale Industries Uplift of Rural Masses Land Reforms Spread of Education Social and Political Atmosphere To Provide Minimum Requirement
Katelyn Nawoyski
United States
Many times the World Bank is accused of giving money to corrupt governments and there are fears that the money is not actually benefitting those who it is intended to help. What measures are the UN and the World Bank taking to ensure money is benefitting those that need it the most?
Layanna Martin
Denmark
invest in education, develop middleclass. inhibit barriers to trade. Open markets to developing countries. Improve infrastructure & secure access to banking. invest in technology & communication.. promote private & public sector partnerships Layanna
JJ
Canada
End global poverty by increasing market access for rural farmers/producers in developing countries by eliminating physical, educational and structural/policy obstacles. This can emphasize the economic potential of the people living and working in poverty.
Penelope Vos
Australia
More Wikileaks-type work so that everyone knows e.g. what the Carlyle Group is, who works for it, how it is connected to US government decision-making.
Tae Hyun Noh
Korea, Rep.
Efforts on alleviating poverty have been in process for many years, yet the problem does not seem to be shrunk. What is the reason for the failure and where to start over to fix it?
Regina
Brazil
Poverty is a result of corrupted policies and corrupted politics!
Angela
Chile
creo que los poderes facticos NO QUIEREN PAZ NI IGUALDAD NI SOLIDARIDAD NI JUSTICIA NI CUIDAR EL AMBIENTE porque somos sus titeres, su entretencion, sus esclavos y tambien su alimento.. solo ellos importan, porque ellos nos crearon.. asi que nada que alegar..
Angela
Chile
.gracias doy a que existen LOS OTROS QUE NOS DAN CIVILIZACION, CULTURA, VALORES, FE, DESARROLLO COMO SERES HUMANOS.. AMOR.. gracias a esos que nos aman, que nos consideran sus hijos y que tratan de cuidarnos..
Pranita Pundalik
India
Rich becomes richer and poor becomes poorer. That's today's situation. How can be this amended?? Economics is a vast subject, only education is not a solution. What can be done to decrease poverty?? What are the essentials??
Pran Razdan
India
Is interventionist approach to poverty working against equitable distribution of wealth?
Ana
Spain
De verdad les preocupa la pobreza en el mundo? Y porqué entonces la generan?
Nwaogaraku Emmanuel
Nigeria
poverty can be reduce by placing of youth both graduate and skillful ones under monthly stipend until they become established on their own, also commodities should be subsidized at a certain rate.
Linna Tjeuw
Indonesia
Invest in education including financial aid to boost the group of people that can earn skilled labor wages and will leave higher bequest to next generation. This will create domino effect to next generation. Also reduce corruption in developing / third world countries
ABRAHAM AKINTUNDE ADEYOSOKE
Nigeria
FiRSTLY,THE MIND OF THE PEOPLE NEEDS TO BE PREPARED TO EXPECT INCREASE AND ABUNDANCE.SECONDLY, INTEGRITY & CREATIVITY.LASTLY, HOUSING,TRAINING & ON THE JOB TRAINING.JOB CREATION AT DIFFERENT LEVELS.TRANGLE CORRUPTION IN ALL SECTOR.
Madhusudan Paul Chowdhury
Bangladesh
Good Global Governance from international organizations is very important. Frequent meetings among the leaders of countries and World Bank, IMF, UN should be arranged for MORALE PERSUASION.
samson gebremariam
Ethiopia
This is good news to end poverty. But how this will possible in Africa without special focus? thank you.
Chabala,Davies
Zambia
What are the key indicators of poverty? I think if we establish the indicators, then we would be in position to fight it aggressively.
ankur parashar
India
How can World Bank make countries more accountable in their attempt to alleviate poverty.
王俊斌
China
针对扶贫计划,您的扶贫重点在哪里?您所指的扶贫是指哪方面?
Clayton pollen
Afghanistan
Is it possible to have economic development and not have economic growth?
Clayton pollen
Afghanistan
Is it possible to have economic development and not have economic growth?
Mariam
Senegal
What place should be given to rural labor markets in reducing poverty?
Dilia
Uzbekistan
Governance and related issues were lacking among current MDGs, but we saw in reality that lack of governance hinders equal growth in developing countries. Is it going to be addressed in post 2015 MDGs? What are your current attempts to bring governance higher in the development agenda?
Ahmadzai Khal Mohammad
Japan
Hello everyone, I have one question about linkage between poverty, labor and education. can we overcome to end poverty in the world with our human ability? Do we have practical example for poverty reduction in developing counties? if yes which country? Regard
Rachael Shenyo
Guatemala
How is the World Bank addressing pressing issues related to climate change at the local scale in project design? How are they staying informed on the science regarding regional scale issues that affect project success?
Hurles Scales
United States
Count me in. I want to be part of the solution
Md Khayrul Islam
Bangladesh
Now Bangladesh is fulfill by food.how it possible?its only possible by our hard woker Sub-Assistant Agricultural Officer's work.Bangladesh is so many skilled Diploma In Agricultuelist. but they have not enough vacancy. The world bank have my ask they think do something their.
Elias Kemanya
Namibia
Following the World Bank classifying Namibia as an upper-middle income economy then given the high income inequalities and poverty, What strategies or advise the World Bank puts in place to help Nmibia to overcome her problems of poverty and unemployent etc?
Lina GGelin
Indonesia
Long term programs * Creates the entrepreneurship. It can absorb more labors. That means unemployed will be decrease. We need the monetary policy to work together. By giving low credit people can lend money to produce goods. Besides, by low interest can increase the investment.
RIRI
Indonesia
I think a small example like in Indonesia is actually poverty can be eradicated. Do you think the government's fault or lack of education and lack of employment opportunities that support? is there any input?
N El Said
Sudan
The coming generations have only inherited the country's debt, and only a few benefit from the few pounds which trickle through the corrupt system to reach those who actually need it! Lets focus on how to deal with Corruption,maybe then we can start to fight poverty.
Elias Kemanya
Namibia
One of the contributing factors to inequality, poverty and unemployment is lack of access to productive land(inefective land reform policy), What police adive can Namibia employ in order for the poor Namibians to have access to productive land peacefully but effectively?
r smith
Afghanistan
which country spends 50% plus of its taxes on defence and offence , which countries GDP IS 30% PLUS reliant on defence industries and manpower etc which country calls itself christian which country wont provide universal health cover to its people which country runs the world bank
R Jones
Afghanistan
which country spends 50% plus of its taxes on defence and offence , which countries GDP IS 30% PLUS reliant on defence industries and manpower etc which country calls itself christian which country wont provide universal health cover to its people which country runs the world bank
Md. Jahedul Islam
Bangladesh
Is there any possibility for international people to involve that kind of program?
Nazim Hasan Khan
India
"If you feed a person one time, you have fed him only once , but if you teach him how to fish then you have fed him for life." Sustainable poverty alleviation programs can do more rather than giving grants and loans.Any Action Plan ?
Pascal TCHIWANOU
Benin
External debt has always been a major problem of developing countries. Do you consider debt relief to be an appropriate measure against poverty and to promote economic growth? Is a temporary dissociation of HIPCs from the world market favourable for development?
Huang-Yanting
China
Where is the worst of poverty area in the entire world? How about China?
Maurice Chin
Canada
The internet could be used to create opportunities at various levels. I am investigating and writing about it on my site www.grassrootsROI.com Q: Are govn'ts and WB willing to create the environment (policy, infrastructure, affordability) to facilitate creation of online micro businesses?
rafa
Spain
Es hora de arrimar el hombro en todos los ordenes, dejar los egoismos y con ello desaparecera la pobreza material y espiritual.
Visa Niemelä
Finland
What is your opinion about rising powerty in southern europe. Immigrants are starving in there.
Dan Chauque
South Africa
What are you doing to help us youth who volunteer to help our community but we did not have education.
rafa
Spain
Es hora de arrimar el hombro en todos los ordenes, dejar los egoismos y con ello desaparecera la pobreza material y espiritual.
JUMA YUSUF HAINENI
Kenya
Kenya is now embarking on the implementation of the new constitution with the new government.How do you intend to play your role given that devolution will be a key factor in this regard.
TAN ZHENG LIN
Malaysia
Through the revolution in education.
Mohammed Abu Nasir
Bangladesh
1.Can you tell me why whole of the world there is a discrimination in between 1st world country and 3rd world country? 2.How can we solve this problem?
Trynos Chimusimbe
Zimbabwe
Do we real know the sources of poverty in Africa? What would it take to eradicate poverty in Africa given the apparent fact that the world seems to be failing?
Md.Mahfujun Nabi
Bangladesh
World Bank has any Plan to protect humanity from climate change effect ?
Dan Erwin Bagaporo
Philippines
In the Philippines, the 40 richest families own 76 percent of the total wealth (GDP), while one quarter of its population lives on $1 a day or less. Similar situations are seen in India, Thailand and others. What can the UN and World Bank do to help reduce income inequality in developing nations?
Annemarie Fischer
Germany
What role does the access to information play in poverty (and the fight against poverty), and how does the UN and the World Bank ensure access to information? Thank you for your answer!
MunKyung Park
United States
How should we fight against relative poverty which significantly decreases quality of life and violates human dignity? As many developing countries have demonstrated high growth rates in the past decade, too much focus has been given to the growth itself, but people in the countries.
Wendy
United States
How much of UN resources is going into the academic research on ending poverty? That is, how much time, money, and effort is spent on actually examining the effects of various policies toward the Great Goal of "Ending Poverty"?
Krzysztof Kruk
Poland
Many economically developed countries suffer from large national debts. This occurs because we got used to living beyond the means of our states. Some costs have to be slashed which results in esploitation of the poor. The question is - how to tackle the origins of the problem?
Sohael Chowdhury
Bangladesh
YELL (Young Entrepreneurs & Leaders League ) design 20years long logistic plan (MPP) & working on it to eradicate poverty through entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial education, entrepreneurial policy, etc & leadership, Is there any chance that World Bank can help us to make it more successful?
Tushar kumar
India
Population growth needs to be controlled.As India is undergoing 2nd stage of demographic transition which leads to Population explosion.Infrastructure development in rural areas will serve the purpose along with Industrialisation.
Tijani Jamiu Adeniyi
Nigeria
I really appreciate the effort of all stakeholders in the World Bank and United Nations to find a lasting solution to Poverty menace in the world as well as capacity building...I think educating the parent on the need to take children out of the streets will also help
Philip Oluwayemi
Nigeria
Since the world has been known for peace and conflict since inception, how can awareness be raised worldwide to encourage passionate people to build skills in Disaster Management, Food Security, Peace and Conflict Studies, etc. so that sufficient manpower is being generated and deployed accordingly?
Cathy Protopapas
United States
The Venus Project, Zeitgeist Moving Forward, Supportive government systems rather than exploitive, ie family, health, economic, social etc.
MunKyung Park
United States
How should we fight against relative poverty which significantly decreases quality of life and violates human dignity? As many developing countries have demonstrated high growth rates in the past decade, too much focus has been given to the growth itself, but people in the countries.
朱才
China
扶贫的意义我想不仅仅只是授之以鱼,更重要的是授之以渔! TKS
Hal Zhao
United States
Any present measure on faith capable of resolving these challenges once and for all?
Brad Haugan
Canada
How do i get someone at the world Bank to listen. Our solution to waster water & clean water, food, jobs, housing, all in one project. The billions spent by donor countries have has such limited success, in waste water and potable water, but we will succeed, leverage over 200-1
Fidan Karimova
United States
Water is rising up the priority list on everybody's radar and is undeniably one of the keys to ending poverty. How does the UN and the World Bank plan to implement water related activities into their agenda?
bharat bhushan talwar
India
i see many poor children begging for food / money but at the same time i see lot of food lying rotten/ wasted in the streets/eating places.what is all this.? we need to understand and be educative that food not wasted is food saved .will solve maor than half of the problem.
ACEGER EDWARD
Uganda
Why does't the worldbank channel its assistance to counties through international development organisations,which have a very strict accountability requirement?
Josephine Ntahobari
Burundi
I would like to engage organizers to discuss how culture could contribute to find solutions to poverty alleviation. In Africa in particular the cultural dimension is essential and up to now its abscence in political, economic and cultural frameworks presents a big gap to fill.
P RAJENDRA BABU
India
there are sme news in India, that World Bank has declared Government of Gujarat, a State in the Indian Union as "second Best" state? whenther the Government of Gujarat, a State within in Indian Union has deposited huge sum in World Bank
rajan
India
sir, ideas for ending poverty. developing countries should pay more attention on full employment , banking, insurance, investment, savings, and developing the corporate sector around the world. thank you,v. rajan and associates, company secretaries, coimbatore, india
David Pretorius
South Africa
purification of water is a first priority in the world otherwise we can not develop people.
wasim khurshid
United States
ASSALAM, grow green for money make sure to put medicine to kill insects reptile or human predetors,free 24 hrs halal food places,tax on wealthy only,low or free transport for food etc
yzyz
China
I think we can take China for example to alleviate poverty such as the construction of public facilities.Before 1998, the World Bank has loaned fund to China to build the Yangtze River dike protection engineering which bring China great benefits in the following years.
Aleksandra Rybczyńska
Poland
In my personal opinion, education is the key to eliminate the poverty, but the other important issue is getting the feedback from the people at the bottom and taking it under consideration. Such actions are necessary to develop an adequate operating strategy.
Iruoma
Nigeria
I suggest the set-up of a dual function free or subsidized education environment (boarding), structured such that deprived and needy teenagers will have the opportunity to learn and work concurrently.
adeyeye olutayo adewole
Nigeria
Life is all about ups and downs, no doubt. Please, what is the world bank doing to retrieve some of the stolen funds by the former military personnels in Nigeria? Thank you. Olutayo from Nigeria.
Robert
United Kingdom
How can off-grid energy systems have widespread reach to those in the most remote locations
Alauddin Chowdhury
Bangladesh
How to alleviate poverty in Bangladesh
Muhammad Murteza Shah
Pakistan
Why is it that the economy of the entire world is crashing down and how can we stop itb? If possible can we stop it within two years?
Gloria
Nigeria
Is there is a department in World Bank that follows up money lend/given by WorldBank to a particular community? To make sure the money is spent according to the complain made and the aim of the money requested is to reduced Poverty in that community. Thank you
Martha Ngera
Kenya
Could there be some prevailing factors on the part of the world bank which makes the process to remain a vicious cycle so as to remain relevant.
Miriam Craig
United States
Solutions are probably so simple they are missed or overlooked. One starting point is with empowering Neighborhoods, Villages and/or Pods with protection, oversight, education and tools.
Mufalia MXFL NF
Indonesia
We realised we can't just go to goverment with a bunch of ideas, but how do we ensure that all people have best education ? is a UN resolution always aprerequisite ?
Oscar Sinyolo
Zambia
How does the World Bank and the United Nations hope to end poverty and hunger in developing Nations/Third world countries with continuing deficiencies in democratic and geo-political landscape.
Michael
United States
Can you cite any empirical evidence that raising the level of education in a country raises its GDP, and not the other way around? How are education and wealth creation related? What role do you see for increased access to education in ending poverty? Thank you.
Djeneba
France
Mr Ban Ki Moon, I am malian and I came in France for studies. When will we have a better educative system in Mali? What about Child Education? Thank you
Sangeet Gopal Kayastha
Nepal
In Rural Community of Nepal people are dependent on their agriculture for own use. So per day in $2 an individual can make survival easily . But in countries like USA one meal cost more than 2$ . Q. So how can we measure real poverty in this case?? or is the definition of poor really relevant?
Ziad Hamoui
Ghana
Most often than not, poverty results from the lack of access to decent jobs in rural areas; in my opinion, creating employment in rural areas should be a prelude to successful poverty reduction, as well as reduction of rate of urbanization.
Raj Mohan
India
Thank you for your attention. We are working to combat pollution and poverty by helping distressed farmers plant fruit trees, also helping re-ruralisation. Is there any help we can look forward to scale our social enterprise?
Ayomide sanni
Nigeria
What basic steps is your administration taken towards inproving the standerd of living of developing nations most especially Nigeria;also creating an avenuefor interest free loan for young enterprenuers.
Margarita Northrop
Bulgaria
Do you plan to address the structural/relational causes of deprivation around the globe: skyrocketing inequalities, the rapidly increasing wealth gap between global elites and global poor within and between sociaties? Will “the elephant in the room” be addressed?
Austine Mwinzi
Kenya
I am really concerned with the rising poverty levels in the LDCs,Is it possible to alleviate it? I think bold measures need to be done, humankind is suffering.
Anderson Mbiha
Tanzania
I am renewable energy oriented guy working independently educating village people to stop using harmful source of light. I am introducing solar lantern, etc. How can I be supported to reach wide range of people in the villages of Tanzania? I use my own car, and visit those areas in needy. Anderson
Sangeet Gopal Kayastha
Nepal
@WorldBank , #ittakes " Creating a small basket funds up to 200$ or less can help to entrepreneurship & end poverty in my community #Nepal @YPEERNEPAL @YPEER
Andrew McDonald
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
To remove poverty- Simple solution the global community needs to change its focus and become more people oriented. We MUST first achieve world Peace and eliminate greed. Then feeding our people would be a simple task. We should leave the violence to mafia wars games
Erick
Madagascar
What about creating a joint WB/UN Innovation Fund that would finance on a competitive basis some projects proposed by communities towards the MDGs, without going through Governments.
Hanamantha Gouda K M
India
Apart from giving funds, why not World bank take a initiative in the developing countries by giving training to the people or can recruit the people who are willing to work in the developing countries on poverty measures, human development thus it would enhance the economic growth of the countries.
Hajime Akiyama
Japan
Of course we have to end poverty, but also we have to deal with environmental issues. We cannot have many countries with living standard like developed countries. We face this dilemma and we have to solve the issue.
srinivasa reddy mudimala
India
Education with enterpreneurship and proper laws can make this world better and safe and equal.
Adamu umar
Nigeria
We urgently need the world bank and UN.to look into the problems of education that help in round up the poverty.
George Williams
Ghana
How do you seek to breach the gap between the poorest nations, esp. francophone countries and the others?
Idil London
Somalia
is the world bank supporting Somalia to get out of poverty through grant funding or through loans that will require a payback? what is the economic regeneration plan towards Somalia?
david rugamba
Rwanda
In Rwanda we believe infrastructure can make a difference if concurrently associated with private investment in productive and labor intensive sectors
Allison Grossman
United States
My question is for Professor Yunus. What have your experiences taught you about the role of microfinance in helping the very poor move out of poverty?
Paul Lysaght
United Kingdom
Is neo Liberalism a good think to alieviate poverty is is it adding to inequalities in global food security
Hamid Taoumi
Morocco
Ending poverty = ending opulence?
Chew Jian Yue Nicholas
Singapore
What can we do to alleviate unequal opportunities and variations in development in the World? How long will this problem be minimized until it is insignificant?
Freda
United States
It is difficult to end poverty when many (or most if not all) governments are riddled with corruption. Many governments and governmental leaders are more concerned with gaining money than investing it in their own people. How can we jump this hurdle?
JOC
Spain
If we have the resources. Why not build a megastructure, as world heritage, that allows efficient transnational logistics?
Sarah Anderson
United States
Given budget constraints, do you support financial transaction taxes as an innovative source of funding for poverty reduction?
Abilio
Timor-Leste
Why is Education as a key factor in ending poverty ignored? (Ajit India) Endless help from United Nations Development Programme - UNDP has been feeding but not educating, why?
Tonderai Chigumbu
Zimbabwe
Come and invest here in Zimbabwe where peace prevails all the time.
Bart
Netherlands
Obviously, raising people from poverty is important for development. But what about overdevelopment? Some of us are richer than is necessary and it has consequences for the spread of wealth. We want more than we need, and cheaply. How will you address this?
Bernadette Ikhena
United States
Since consistency is essential to success, how can countries like Nigeria can acheive consistent good leadership to eradicate corruption so that the efforts of one good leader ruined by the nonchalance or corruption of the next?
Elias Tenai
Kenya
Giving interest free loans to people in business while educating the biz-illiterate !
Chew Jian Yue Nicholas
Singapore
What can we do to alleviate unequal opportunities and variations in development in the World? How long will this problem be minimized until it is insignificant?
Krzysztof Kruk
Poland
What is the World Bank as well as other organizations operating within the United Nations and in cooperation with them planning to do first and foremost?
Francisco Torres-Conde
Mexico
While the poor are an instrument of policy, poverty will be very difficult to resolve.What do you think?
Bernadette Ikhena
Nigeria
Do you think some developing nations are trying to move out of agri-based economies into service economies too quickly? If agriculture was encouraged on a large scale in developing nations, how might this aid in alleviating poverty?
Bernadette Ikhena
Nigeria
Do you think some developing nations are trying to move out of agri-based economies into service economies too quickly? If agriculture was encouraged on a large scale in developing nations, how might this aid in alleviating poverty?
Eghonghon Ikhena
Nigeria
Do you think some developing nations are trying to move out of agri-based economies into service economies too quickly? If agriculture was encouraged on a large scale in developing nations, how might this aid in alleviating poverty?
Oloufounmi Koucoi
Benin
Could we have under our current capitalist profit maximizing economic system 0 poor people? Do you think capitalism and the mindset of corporate growth is creating more poor people?
Eman Orieby
Egypt, Arab Rep.
Are their public efforts we can help or volunteer in supporting poor people?What about Syria they need more commitments from world leaders to help in solving the dramatic conditions their?
JOC
Spain
If we have the resources. Why not build a megastructure, as world heritage, that allows efficient transnational logistics? #ittakes
Jennifer Viechweg-Horsford
Grenada
We have to get even the poor involved!! Educate, Empower and Mobilize. Do the Research: What percent of the people in the world know about this agenda.
Sandra Naranjo
Ecuador
In this fight against poverty, what is the role in the World Bank helping countries to build State capacity so that solutions are sustainable in the long run?
Mitch
United States
How is the world bank going to make sure that its help is delivered equally to all people, especially vulnerable populations and minorities such as LGBT people... Who are often denied services or face criminal challenges in trying to gain equal employment and health access?
Jesus Ortega
Spain
Siendo técnicamente viable. Porque no crear una megaestructura, protegida por UNESCO, que permita una infraestructura de mínimos? Nutrición, Medicina, etc?
Ajay Tripathy
India
Sirs, what is your special plan or suggestion for South Asia? Unless governance improves how can poverty be tackled in many parts of South Asia where the gap between poor and rich is very high?
Elias Tenai
Kenya
Giving interest free loans to people in business while educating the biz-illiterate !
Chad Anderson
Canada
Agriculture and poverty are highly linked in developing countries, but it doesn't stop there. Agricultural subsidies in developed countries are directly linked to poverty. What can we do to help build political will to rethink agricultural subsidies?
Jennifer and clint Horsford
United States
How can a person be actively involved to this noble cause? I would like to add another I The Individual.
Mariana Araujo
Mexico
How erradicate hunger when we obviate its relationship with water & sanitation? Every 8sec a child dies 4 drink contaminated water #ittakes
davis
Uganda
How are you planning to bridge the perpetual income disparity????
Adamu Atose
Nigeria
My question is I want the percentage of people living poverty base on each state of the federation? Thank u.
Mariana Araujo
Mexico
As WB or UN, do you have a draft envision for the MDGs beyond 2015? e.i. SDGs #ittakes
Mariana Araujo
Mexico
BKM how to approach to the "political will" without any legal binding doc/platform? #ittakes
Alexander Cruz Rodriguez
United States
What happens when countries reach the middle income trap and are unable to fight effectively against poverty? A situation typical in Latin American nations, neither too rich or too poor.
Mkulima Chris
Kenya
Ignorance is the mother is poverty. Ignorance comes in many faces; religion, economic & political views,culture...as a result hindering communities from embracing positive change. What are you doing to fight #ignorance?
Elisa Calle
Peru
There are currently great examples of NGOs that are doing what the UN or the WB can't do. I guess a system thinking approach could help to prone, post- conflict or middle- income countries.
Robert
United States
Ban ki moon recently stated that culture and religion can no longer excuse discrimation based on sexual orientation. How can the world bank help lift sexual monorities out of poverty when working with governments that have a long history of excluding sexual them?
Yoshiyuki Sagara
Japan
How should we tackle with poverty in "democratizing" countries? Some Arab countries are in the way of democratization, and there are dilemma between democratization and strong governance that is required for development.
Sandip kumar sah
Nepal
Dear sir, to solve poverty u should restart the closes factory, make public hospital, provide land for home, thanks,
Iseduwa Ikhena
Nigeria
To Kiwanuka: If we tackle the poverty first and provide the young girl you mentioned with breakfast rather than textbooks, how do we ensure that she can provide for herself and family in future. How do we find a balance between giving people fish and teaching them to fish?
Ghorasainee Paras
Nepal
how can we minimize poverty?
habib
Tunisia
arabic spring makes more poor than the former corrupt gvt how can we do to create jobs without big support from the WB
Francisco Torres-Conde
Mexico
Does the World Bank in promoting entrepreneurship in poor countries and developing this activity, can be a solution to reduce poverty and create company?
habib
Tunisia
arabic spring makes more poor than the former corrupt gvt how can we do to create jobs without big support from the WB
habib
Tunisia
arabic spring makes more poor than the former corrupt gvt how can we do to create jobs without big support from the WB
Morrison Rwakakamba (www.agencyft.org)
Uganda
Untapped Organics market in Europe is $60 billion, Japan $11 billion and US $41 billion (ITC). Now, the world wants GMO products labeled. Where will Uganda sell after passing the GMO bill that seeks to spread GMOs in Uganda?
David Kristie
Indonesia
To end poverty ? Eradicate corruption, strengthen law enforcement, empowering small enterprise, this will do a lot to end poverty in my country, but The President of RI did not do it in the right way, what the UN going to do for my country ?
Khan Salam
Bangladesh
Professor Muhammad Yunus said One day our grandchildren will go to museums to see what poverty was like. But when will we able to built such museum?
Shogo
Japan
Are MDGs still possible to complete? Are they still important than SDGs?
Elisa Calle
Peru
Does the UN and the WB have thought of joining forces and establishing relashionship with civil society and NGO's in order not to leave the "gaps" that Dr. Kim was talking about during peacebuilding?
Sujan Upadhyay
Nepal
They say projects related poverty alleviation are off the mark. And my question is - Is the poverty being alleviated or the poors??
Sujan Upadhyay
Nepal
They say projects related poverty alleviation are off the mark. And my question is - Is the poverty being alleviated or the poors??
S Santhanam
India
why not revise Mission of CGAPoor to its original level as CGAPoorest?
Alker ST ELOI
United States
How do you think we can face the last 1000 days of the MDG to Ending Poverty around th world?