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Commemorating End Poverty Day

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World Bank (WB)

Abstract: Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, discusses the goals of the World Bank Group, aligned to support the poor and the vulnerable, and to preserve our planet for future generations. He talks about the report "Poverty in a Rising Africa" that traces two decades of unprecedented economic growth on the continent with messages that are both encouraging and sobering. He speaks about how economic growth coupled with specific health and education interventions have contributed to improving people’s lives, and contributed in many countries, such as Ghana, to major reductions in poverty. He talks about the structural transformation, a shift out of agriculture that led to an increase in non-agricultural self-employment and, to a lesser degree, wage jobs in Ghana. He speaks about how improving the agricultural sector will be critical to further reduce extreme poverty in the country. He commends Ghana that has invested in its people, specifically in education in most parts of the country. He appreciated the country’s urban areas that have grown quickly, creating more and higher-paying jobs.
Type: Speech
Speech
Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10986/24290
Subject: SAFETY NETS
ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY
POVERTY REDUCTION
STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION
ECONOMIC GROWTH
LACK OF INFRASTRUCTURE
MEASURING POVERTY
EXTREME POVERTY
POVERTY
RURAL AREAS
DEATHS
POPULATION GROWTH
SCHOOLING
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
POPULATION
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
URBAN AREAS
TETANUS
AGRICULTURAL SECTOR
POVERTY RATE
SOCIAL PROTECTION
MEASLES
ADULT LITERACY
LITERACY RATES
MALARIA
GLOBAL POVERTY
SELF-EMPLOYMENT
AGRICULTURAL SELF-EMPLOYMENT
GROWTH
ADULT LITERACY RATES
LIFE EXPECTANCY




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