At the start of a new century,
poverty remains a global problem of huge proportions. World Development Report 2000/2001:
Attacking Poverty argues that major reductions in all dimensions of poverty are
possible--that the interaction of markets, state institutions, and civil societies can
harness the forces of economic integration and technological change to serve the interests
of poor people and increase their share of society's prosperity. More...
Overview Attacking Poverty:
Opportunity, Empowerment, and Security
Simultaneous actions to expand opportunity, empowerment, and security can create a new
dynamic for change that will make it possible to tackle human deprivation and create just
societies that are also competitive and productive. If the developing world and the
international community work together to combine this insight with real resources, both
financial and those embodied in people and institutionstheir experience, knowledge,
and imaginationthe 21st century will see rapid progress in the fight to end poverty.