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MAR 16, 2013 - The Guardian

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World poverty is shrinking rapidly, new index reveals

UN development report uses nutrition and education as yardsticks as well as incomeSome of the poorest people in the world are becoming significantly less poor, according to a groundbreaking academic study which has taken a new approach to measuring deprivation. The report, by Oxford University's poverty and human development initiative, predicts that countries among the most impoverished in the world could see acute poverty eradicated within 20 years if they continue at present rates.It identifies "star performer" nations such as Rwanda, Nepal and Bangladesh as places where deprivation could ... Read More

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