Life Improved Radically for the Poorest-of-the-Poor in the Past Decade

A World Bank report reveals that progress in reducing poverty is so dramatic that the world has met the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals to cut extreme poverty in half five years before its 2015 deadline:

World Bank Report story in the New York Times, March 2012

Below are links for World Bank senior economist Charles Kenny, whose new book is titled Getting Better: Why Global Development Is Succeeding

New York Times report on Charles Kenny's assertion that quality of life has radically improved for the world's poor in all corners of the globe:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/23/business/economy/23leonhardt.html

Charles Kenny's blog entry "in pictures" which includes all the statistical graphs they wouldn't let him put in the book:

http://www.cgdev.org/content/publications/detail/1424862

Charles Kenny's web page and blog:

http://www.cgdev.org/content/expert/detail/1424569/

Audio interview with Charles Kenny--2000-2010 was the best decade ever!:

http://blogs.cgdev.org/global_prosperity_wonkcast/2010/12/21/the-2000s-were-the-best-decade-ever-development-optimist-charles-kenny/

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