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Half of the global population lives on less than US$6.85 per person per day

This is the first blog in a series about how countries can correct course and make progress in global poverty reduction. This series was published originally on the World bank blogs.

Poverty in India in the face of Covid-19: Diagnosis and prospects

Locating extreme poverty in Urban East Africa using advanced statistical methods

This research paper explores the extent to which information extracted from satellite images can help predict the distribution of extreme urban poverty in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Mozambique.

Poverty and Vulnerability Dynamics in Myanmar

Myanmar has suffered, along with the rest of the world, from the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Additionally, it has had to contend with the instability and violence induced by the military coup of February 2021. By September 2021, the United Nations was warning of a human rights ‘catastrophe’ in the country, arising from a mix of widespread violence, food insecurity and rapidly rising poverty. Ines A. Ferreira, Vincenzo Salvucci and Finn Tarp share insights from our research in the country to identify the characteristics of households particularly vulnerable to falling into poverty – insights that can play a crucial role in the design and delivery of optimally-targeted humanitarian efforts.