Tackling poverty ‘tougher than tackling AIDS’

The President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim a former health activist, has warned that pulling 1.2 billion people out of extreme poverty in a generation – though possible – will prove a tougher challenge than tackling AIDS.

In a keynote speech he identified growth as the driver of poverty reduction, but stressed the importance of mechanisms existing to ensure that prosperity is shared.

Identifying the need for governments to tailor policies to help young people, women and minorities, Kim said greater investment in health and education are needed to help the poorest 40% of populations to share in growth. Read the full story in The Guardian.

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