Event [ID: 105]

World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2019

Global | | Washington D.C., USA

The World Bank just announced the 20th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty held from March 25 to 29, 2019 in Washington D.C. under the theme of "Catalyzing Innovation" and invites submission of abstracts.

The abstracts should be 800 to 1,500 word long and submitted by October 12, 2018. Abstracts should be anonymous, written in English and submitted online in Conftool. Acceptance will be communicated by December 3, 2018.

Please note that submitting an abstract is not equivalent to registration for the conference. Conference registration is open. More details on conference registration fees, and important dates can be found on the conference website registration page.

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The work of the World Bank is anchored in its goals: to end extreme poverty—reducing the share of the global population living in extreme poverty to 3 percent by the year 2030—and to promote shared prosperity—increasing the income of the bottom 40 percent of the population. Both of these goals must be met in a sustainable manner. World Bank projections suggest that for the first time in history, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen below 10 percent of the global population.

Despite this good news, hundreds of millions of people still live on less than $1.90 a day, the current benchmark for extreme poverty. The work is far from over, and a number of challenges remain if the comprehensive vision for global development—as articulated by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the World Bank’s own goals—is to be met.

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