Building an #EndPovertyMosaic – Together


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Every October, the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) come together for our joint Annual Meetings. There, thousands of delegates from around the globe convene to discuss the world’s most pressing challenges  in the quest to End Poverty.

These discussions, covering dozens of sectors in every region of the world, offer many innovative solutions that affect millions – if not billions – of people globally. Looking back, all the small gains from many initiatives from 1990 to 2013 led to a reduction of global extreme poverty of more than one billion people.

And just like those initiatives came together to form a bigger picture, we are calling on YOU to help us create a bigger picture of our own throughout the Annual Meetings , and leading up to End Poverty Day on October 17.

Every person deserves a fair chance in life and your photo can make a difference  by raising awareness on ending poverty. So, from October 11 – 13, we’ll be creating an interactive mosaic  built entirely of photos submitted by you and attendees of the Annual Meetings.

With the 25th anniversary of End Poverty Day falling just days after the meetings, the opportunity to create some real momentum around the goal to end extreme poverty – one of the World Bank Group’s twin goals, and SDG #1 – is palpable. Help us create a beautiful monument to hope, inspire leaders to stay committed, and build momentum to 2030 .

How does it work?

For three days, we’ll be collecting and assembling photos posted on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #EndPovertyMosaic on a giant billboard in the Atrium of our Washington DC headquarters.

Help us create the final 15-foot by 5-foot art installation one square at a time: Submit a photo of you to tell the world that we can be the generation that ends poverty in our lifetime .

And, you can follow along even if you aren’t at the Annual Meetings. Check out the interactive feed of submissions at to see your photos along with the thousands of others submitted.

Contribute as many times as you’d like, and share this blog post to encourage others to participate.

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Scholastica Namarome
October 10, 2017

Poverty starts diminishing the day we crush that mega elephant that exists only in our minds.#EndPovertyMosaic

Dr. Kavithakrishnamoorthy
October 10, 2017

To end poverty,make sure to give free education and free employment to atleast one person in each family along with free family healthcare.

Sylvester James
October 10, 2017

Wonderful efforts

October 11, 2017

End Poverty Now!

Laquita Christian
October 11, 2017

I would like to know more about how to help with this endeavor.

Oroma Glory
October 12, 2017

I encourage everyone with access to farming to embrace farming be it subsistence or commercial because without proper and guided food security, our money and efforts are in vain. I love farming and so I have adequate food security in my home even without a formaljob. What are you waiting for? Together we can END POVERTY right from grass roots.
Be blessed.

Nzube Iheanyi
October 12, 2017


krishna kant
October 13, 2017

poverty eradication should be the goal of every human beings even if he/she is suffering the same.

krishna kant
October 13, 2017

poverty eradication should be the goal of every human beings even if he/she is suffering the same.

October 13, 2017

I support the idea of ending poverty

Emeka Omereife
October 13, 2017

Ending Poverty is achievable.

Robin Mbera
October 14, 2017

It really great idea. But I'm just impressed if World Bank will work directly with entrepreneurs directly without banks. Banks on the release the funds appropriately.

October 14, 2017

End poverty . End poverty , each life and living person should have right to breathe air , eat food and water, wear clothes , proper shelter not affecting them by change of weather , education .
Those who have a lot and those who have nothing . Nothing should end cause the world is equally equal to all human beings .

Arifin khan
October 14, 2017

we will remove poverty together.✌✌

Mohammed Awwal Suleiman
October 15, 2017

Leaders should be educated that the office hold is help the poor not oppressed them. I do believe we can end poverty. Long live HUMANITY....
Long live world Bank.

Doris Gbemiloye
October 17, 2017

Ending Poverty can be achieve, if our leaders and people will work together with Integrity. Our leaders should look inward!