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New Ways of Looking at Poverty

October 17, 2018 | 12:30 to 14:00 ET, 16:30 to 18:00 GMT

Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters

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End Poverty Day is an important moment for the world to engage on the progress made and actions needed to end poverty. Join leading voices on global poverty for a lively conversation that will highlight the issues raised by the World Bank’s Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report 2018: Piecing Together the Poverty Puzzle. The World Bank Group’s core measure continues to be anchored on the $1.90 international poverty line. But to make poverty history, we cannot rely solely on historical ways of measuring it. The Bank is going beyond extreme income poverty to look at poverty in all its forms everywhere. The new measures allow us to better monitor poverty in all countries, in multiple aspects of life, and for all individuals in every household.


Former World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on October 24, 2013 in Washington DC. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank

Former President, World Bank Group

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Global Strategy, ONE

Senior Advisor, Poverty Stoplight

Chief of Research and Data, UN Women

Vice President, Gapminder

Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank

Business Correspondent, BBC News (Moderator)

Vice President, Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions, World Bank Group