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World Bank chief calls for fresh approach to measuring poverty

World Bank chief calls for fresh approach to measuring poverty

Updated 11 July 2012, 14:03 AEST

A leading economist with the World Bank has called for a fresh approach to the way in which poverty is measured.

The Bank says while fewer people in the developing world are going hungry, most are a long way from enjoying a fulfilling life.

Correspondent: Katie Hamann

Speakers: Sameer Dossani, advocacy coordinator, ActionAid; Martin Ravallion,acting chief economist, World Bank

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