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New Ways of Looking at Poverty
Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters
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.