What does the new $1.90 a day poverty line mean for previous estimates?

The estimates for previous years have been back-casted, in order to assess the trends in poverty reduction over the last 25 years. These trends continue to show that the world has made impressive progress in reducing poverty since 1990, but that poverty persists at unacceptable levels, and much more needs to be done to ensure that people continue to move out of poverty in the years to come.

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