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Social Welfare Programs Help Prevent Extreme Poverty, World Bank Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Social welfare has lifted 50 million out of poverty, World Bank says
“About 50 million people have escaped extreme poverty because of social safety nets, from pensions to feeding programs, the World Bank said on Wednesday. Although more welfare programs are being introduced, including cash and public works, only 2.5 billion people worldwide are covered, despite their substantial contribution to a global goal to end poverty, it said…” (Malo, 4/4).