In the Poorest Countries, an Acute Climate Risk

Posted by , posted on Friday June 10 2016(2 years ago)

N.Palmer (CIAT)


For the first time in history, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen below 10%. The world has never been as ambitious about development as it is today. After adopting the Sustainable Development Goals and signing the Paris climate deal at the end of 2015, the global community is now looking into the best and most effective ways of reaching these milestones. In this five-part series I will discuss what the World Bank Group is doing and what we are planning to do in key areas that are critical for ending poverty by 2030: good governancegender equalityconflict and fragility, preventing and adapting to climate change, and, finally, creating jobs.


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