Event [ID: 105]

World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2017

Global | | Washington D.C., USA

The Land and Poverty conference will present the latest research and practice on the diversity of reforms, interventions, and innovations in the land sector around the world. The 2017 conference theme will be: Responsible Land Governance: Towards an Evidence-Based Approach. The focus is on the role of data and evidence for realizing land policy reform, identify strategies for working at scale and monitoring achievements.

The conference has become one of the largest international events on land governance, attracting over 1,200 participants from governments, academics, civil society, and the private sector.

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The work of the World Bank is anchored in its goals: to end extreme poverty—reducing the share of the global population living in extreme poverty to 3 percent by the year 2030—and to promote shared prosperity—increasing the income of the bottom 40 percent of the population. Both of these goals must be met in a sustainable manner. World Bank projections suggest that for the first time in history, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen below 10 percent of the global population.

Despite this good news, hundreds of millions of people still live on less than $1.90 a day, the current benchmark for extreme poverty. The work is far from over, and a number of challenges remain if the comprehensive vision for global development—as articulated by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the World Bank’s own goals—is to be met.

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