July 2017: Progress in the fight against extreme poverty is prompting new thinking about poverty measures that can supplement the current extreme poverty line of $1.90/day. Story | Video | Presentation
September 2017: Recent successes at reducing extreme poverty mean countries must now tackle increasingly complex tasks to sustain their momentum. Building state capability will be the defining challenge for development in the decades to come. Story | Brief | Video | Presentation
November 2017: Countries that are open to international banking can benefit from global flows of funds, knowledge, and opportunity, but the regulatory challenges are complex and, at times, daunting. Report | Video | Presentation
October 2017: The growth of cities could be one of the greatest forces for ending poverty and creating opportunity in the 21st century. But if urbanization is poorly planned and managed cities can become crowded, disconnected, and costly. Story | Video | Presentation | Research on Urbanization
Dominique van de Walle is a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank. Her research focuses on poverty, vulnerability, gender and public policy, encompassing social protection, safety nets and impact evaluation. Much of her recent past research has been on Vietnam, South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa.