Development: uneven progress in global poverty relief.

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The proportion of people living in extreme poverty (less than $1 a day) in developing countries dropped by almost half between 1981 and 2001, from 40% to 21% of global population, according to the World Bank's World Development Indicators 2004 (WDI).

But while rapid economic growth in East and South Asia has pulled over 500m people out of poverty in those two regions alone, the proportion of poor has grown, or fallen only slightly, in many countries in Africa, Latin America, Eastern...

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