World Bank data shows poverty in retreat

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

Global poverty in 2010 was half its level from 1990, indicating that the 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, too, indicates a substantial turnaround.

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