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Decades of progress on extreme poverty now in reverse due to Covid

Analysis: The pandemic, combined with the climate crisis and crippling debt burdens, has led to an ‘unprecedented increase’ in poverty, experts warn

Two decades of progress in the reduction of extreme poverty, the elimination of which is one of the sustainable development goals, have been pushed into a sharp reverse by a combination…

  • Peter Beaumont
  • The Guardian

With the World Bank warning of a “truly unprecedented increase” in levels of poverty this year, and renewing calls for debt forgiveness, experts are warning of a growing crisis in…

While the World Bank was already pessimistic, in January it updated its forecast for the…

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