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End Poverty Day 2020: Surmounting Setbacks

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

10am -11am ET / 14:00 - 15:00 GMT


On End Poverty Day, we’re highlighting the urgency of fighting global poverty, particularly in light of the setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 edition of the biennial flagship Poverty and Shared Prosperity report provides sobering new numbers about how far we are from achieving the goal of ending poverty. This year – for the first time in over two decades – the extreme poverty rate will rise, reversing a trend that has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty.

Join us and our team of distinguished panelists on this End Poverty Day and seize the opportunity to accelerate action toward the goal of a resilient recovery post-COVID-19. We’ll explore the obstacles to poverty reduction, including conflict and climate change, and focus on the path ahead for developing countries, emphasizing the urgent need for both the public and private sectors to initiate a long-term approach to the recovery. 


Head, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Fund for Development, Yemen

Director, Climate and Sustainability Programme, Overseas Development Institute

Director, International Centre for Climate Change & Development, Bangladesh

Founder and Executive Chairman, Econet

Afghanistan Research & Evaluation Unit

Minister, Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, Pakistan

Federal Minister, Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Ministry, Pakistan

United Kingdom  Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

Managing Director of Operations, World Bank

Director, World Bank


BBC North America Correspondent

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