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Understanding Poverty

The tragedy of poverty - how it is defined and measured, trends over time, and goals to reduce it for the 21st Century. Click here.

The Literature of Poverty: Perspectives on poverty from across many continents and many ages.
Responding to Poverty

How to move forward in achieving the goals laid out for the 21st century? Click here.

The World Bank Mission

Our mission is a world without poverty. Read more.

What is PovertyNet? PovertyNet is a World Bank web site developed to provide resources for people and organizations working to understand and alleviate poverty.

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Poverty Reduction Strategies and PRSPsVisit the Poverty Reduction Strategies and PRSPs website

Review of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) Approach: Main findings (03/2002)

Poverty Reduction Strategy Sourcebook: Chapters and Related Materials

Voices of the PoorFrom Many Lands: Final volume in the Voices of the Poor series offers 14 country case studies

MDGMillennium Development Goals website: Identify and quantify specific gains that can be made by 2015 to improve the lives of the world's poor

World Development Report 2000/2001World Development Report 2000/2001 Urges Broader Approach to Reducing Poverty. Read the full report and Visit the WDR web site

Attacking Poverty Program website

Prospects for Poverty Reduction: Poverty Trends and Voices of the Poor report (05/2001)
HIPC logoThe Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Debt Initiative: Debt Relief For Sustainable Development.