The World Bank is claiming that global poverty is on the decline. Invented after WW2 to help nations recover, the Bank is often accused of making matters worse by forcing vulnerable populations to open their markets only to become deeper in debt. This article by Institue for Policy Studies casts a sceptical eye on the claims of the World Bank that things are getting better. It claims that the nations getting better are the ones who have turned elsewhere than the World Bank for help.

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