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End Poverty Day 2020: Surmounting Setbacks

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This year, we didn’t celebrate progress on #EndPoverty Day. Instead, it was a moment to learn about the increased poverty risks as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to focus on supporting a #ResilientRecovery.

Watch this special #EndPoverty Day event from The World Bank’s 2020 Annual Meetings. In addition to many distinguished panelists, the event includes a feature video on the IFC-funded COVID-19 Support for Adolescent Girls soap making project that World Hope International is implementing in Sierra Leone.

The event focused on the opportunity to accelerate action toward the goal of a resilient recovery post-COVID-19. It explored the obstacles to poverty reduction, including conflict and climate change, and focused on the path ahead for developing countries, emphasizing the urgent need for both the public and private sectors to initiate a long-term approach to the recovery. 

Speakers

Lamis Al-Iryani

Lamis Al-Iryani

Head, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Fund for Development, Yemen

Sarah Colenbrander

Sarah Colenbrander

Director, Climate and Sustainability Programme, Overseas Development Institute

Saleemul Huq

Saleemul Huq

Director, International Centre for Climate Change & Development, Bangladesh

Strive Masiyiwa

Strive Masiyiwa

Founder and Executive Chairman, Econet

Orzala Nemat

Orzala Nemat

Afghanistan Research & Evaluation Unit

Ngwashi Christabel Apholung, M.D.

Ngwashi Christabel Apholung, M.D.

Medical Doctor

Dr. Sania Nishtar

Dr. Sania Nishtar

Federal Minister, Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Ministry, Pakistan

Dominic Raab

Dominic Raab

United Kingdom  Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

Axel van Trotsenburg

Axel van Trotsenburg

Managing Director of Operations, World Bank

Alfonso Garcia Mora

Alfonso Garcia Mora

Director, World Bank

Host

Larry Madowo

Larry Madowo

BBC North America Correspondent

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