To move the needle on ending extreme poverty, focus on rural areas

To move the needle on ending extreme poverty, focus on rural areas

There has been a significant reduction in worldwide poverty over the last 10 years. Indeed this year, China completes a 40 year project to raise 770 million people above the poverty line. But 600 million people still live in extreme poverty, so more needs to be done. This article by Homi Kharas, Constanza Di Nucci, Kristofer Hamel, and Baldwin Tong and published by the Brookings Institute examines the importance of addressing global rural poverty as a priority. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2020/02/21/to-move-the-needle-on-ending-extreme-poverty-focus-on-rural-areas/

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