World Bank warns extreme poverty may linger beyond 2030

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The World Bank has warned that extreme poverty may not be eradicated by 2030 if the current trends continue.

In a YouTube video posted on its website, the bank said new ways of measuring poverty needed to be introduced.

It said while in some countries, the Internet, a car or cellphone may be necessary in addition to food and clothing, in other countries, these items may not be a necessity.

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Understanding proverty for every specific place and household may require new ways of looking at data, the apex bank said.

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