On the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty celebrated on October 17, the group sounded the alarm on the evolution of poverty in the world and the need to follow the scourge, to achieve the first Sustainable Development Goal on time.
This is what holds the common attention of the whole planet in the recent World Bank's biennial report on poverty and shared prosperity "Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2018: Piecing Together the Poverty Puzzle".
New measures to better fight the scourge
The report states that economic progress, as well as reducing extreme poverty, led to a significant shift in the number of poor people towards the most prosperous countries making it essential to have additional threshold values for better understanding of poverty; important for the fight against poverty.
"At the same time, it is useful to have more global vision of poverty in different degrees and in different dimensions around the world," said Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank.
The World Bank repeated its strong commitment to eradicating global poverty, following more closely, the evolution of poverty in all countries taking into account their multiple dimensions and for each household member.
"Our goals remain to end extreme poverty by 2030," confirmed the first official.