World Bank data show poverty in retreat

03/5/2012 | Economist (free content), The

Global poverty in 2010 was half the level in 1990, indicating the United Nations' Millennium Development Goal of reducing world poverty by half by 2015 had been met in advance of the deadline, according to the World Bank. While improvements in China account for the lion's share of the gains, data from Africa also indicate a substantial turnaround.

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