Quantcast
Latest Stories

World Bank sets poverty goal



WASHINGTON— The World Bank has set a goal of eliminating extreme poverty around the world over the next 17 years.

The World Bank’s policy committee on Saturday approved a proposal to establish the goal of eliminating extreme poverty, defined as living on less than $1.25 per day, by 2030. The World Bank estimates that there are still 1.2 billion people living in extreme poverty with sub-Saharan Africa accounting for more than one-third of the world’s extreme poor.

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim told reporters at a closing news conference that setting a goal of eliminating extreme poverty was, in his words, “an historic moment” for the world.

Kim says a world without poverty is no longer a dream and that they have set an expiration date.


Follow Us


Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Poverty , World Bank

  • UrHONOR

    SA halip na magmukhang pulubi at parating nanglilimos ng awa ang mga Pinoy, palagay ko napapanahon upang kumilos ang sambayanan sa pagsugpo at pagsupil ng mga MMM ng bayan sa pamamagitan ng paggawa ng kinakailangan na hindi kayang ibigay ng BATAS. Lubhang napakatagal ng parating nakasadlak sa dusa at pighati ang mamamayang Pilipino sa pamamagitan ng TAHASANG PAGNANAKAW sa kaban ng bayan ng mga pultikero at mga kawani ng pamahalaang pang-local at pang-national, anupat ang mga MAGNANAKAW lamang ang nakikinabang sa mga ambag ng mamamayan na kinokolekta ng BIR at ang karamihan, mahigit na 90% ay parang mga kantanod na aabang-abang na lamang sa simi’t mga tira ng mga TNL na tulisan. KUNG walang gagawing pagkikilos na makabuluhan at makahulugan ang sambayanan, ay sya, hindi mapapawi ang paghihirap at paghihikahos ng mga kabayan hanggang sa pumuti ang uwak! Ang simbahang RCch sana ang nalalabi pang makakatulong sa mga mamamayan, pero SILa mismo ay nakikihati sa natutulis ng mga TNL na tulisan at SILA mismo ay ang problema at hindi ang solusyon.

  • siegfeil

    sana makinabang naman ang pilipinas diyan. wag ibigay yung pera sa mga politiko at mga non government organization kuno. sana mga banyaga ang mag monitor nang project. pag dumaan iyan sa mga politiko , simbahan at other NGOs tapos na buto buto. Unahin muna mga slums sa metro manila bago unti unting alisin ang feudal system sa mga probinsya na dominado nang iilang pamilya lang.

  • dodong1

    isama na ang Pilipinas dyan..dumadami at dumadami ang mahihirap dahil sa kakurapan ng mga goverment officials…



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
Advertisement

News

  • Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen
  • Lacson rejects calls to name ‘pork’ execs
  • Obama due in Seoul as North Korea nuclear test fears grow
  • Hold departure order out vs Corona, Singson
  • Malaysia to release MH370 report–PM
  • Sports

  • Michael Phelps loses to Lochte in comeback meet
  • Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals
  • Galedo caps ride of redemption
  • Beermen, Express dispute second semis slot today
  • Lady Agilas upset Lady Bulldogs in four sets
  • Lifestyle

  • ‘Recovered’ Banksy works on display ahead of sale
  • Marinduque: Visiting the ‘palm of the ocean’
  • First at Vatican in 60 years
  • How Jing Monis Salon gave Krissy the pixie
  • Want to be a supermodel? Work on your inner beauty, says Joey Espino
  • Entertainment

  • Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert
  • Kristoffer Martin: from thug to gay teen
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Cris Villonco on play adapted from different medium
  • Business

  • PAL hailed for ban on shark fin cargo
  • BSP to change tint of P100 bill
  • Nielsen sees car buying boom in the Philippines
  • How author of best-seller exposed ‘one percent’ economic elite
  • Bangko Sentral readies new bank lending rules
  • Technology

  • Cloud strength helps Microsoft earnings top Street
  • Vatican announces hashtag for April 27 canonizations
  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • Opinion

  • Corruption not invincible after all
  • Editorial Cartoon, April 25, 2014
  • No deal, Janet
  • Like making Al Capone a witness vs his gang
  • MERS-CoV and mothers
  • Global Nation

  • Filipinos second-shortest in Southeast Asia
  • China welcomes PH apology
  • Only 4 Etihad passengers not accounted for
  • Abandoned in Malta,15 PH seamen return
  • Senator hopes PH will also get same vow
  • Marketplace