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The end of an era of global income convergence

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.

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.

To end extreme poverty, getting back to pre-Covid-19 reduction rates is not enough

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.

Climate change does affect poverty: results from a big data analysis

Latest Climate Change COP27 feels historic already – and not just because it is the hottest one so far. For the first time, a “loss and damage fund” for countries most affected by climate change was agreed - bringing climate justice in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) back on the agenda. As policymakers begin to think about which climatic risks matter for poverty, we offer one hint based on our analysis of big data: temperature variability.