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Social Media at the World Bank: Tell Us What Will It Take to End Poverty

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What will it take …to improve your life? …for your children to be better off?  …for mothers to be healthy? …for all to get a good education? …to end poverty? More than 1.3 billion people around the globe live on less than $1.25 a day. Fighting poverty in times of crisis may be challenging, but we can’t take our eyes off the most vulnerable.

In this video, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim asks, “What Will It Take?” Post your questions on Twitter using #whatwillittake, and share your solutions with the hashtag #ittakes.

Get Involved and Take Action

  • Post your questions on Twitter using #whatwillittake, for example:
    • #Whatwillittake to end poverty?
    • #Whatwillittake for your family to be better off?
    • #Whatwillittake to get more girls in school worldwide?
    • #Whatwillittake for you to get a better job?
    • #Whatwillittake for all children to grow up healthy?
    • #Whatwillittake to end hunger?
    • #Whatwillittake for your children to learn 21st century skills?
    • #Whatwillittake for everyone to have clean water?
    • #Whatwillittake to improve transportation where you live?
    • #Whatwillittake to reduce pollution where you live?

       
    #whatwillittake
  • Share your solutions with the hashtag #ittakes. Ask others to join in. The conversation is in Arabic, French and Spanish, with more languages coming soon.
  • Visit us on Facebook. We’ll be posting new questions and answers around the campaign regularly and inviting you to respond.
  • Watch for new videos on YouTube with ideas from around the world.
  • Explore our data viz Tumblr and open data site, read our blogs, let us know what you have to say.


We’ll share what you have to say with leaders from around the world at the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings in Tokyo, Japan, in mid-October. We're starting a new global conversation and we want your ideas: What will it take to end poverty?

Comments

Submitted by Mr Haider Hussain on
End poverty?? IT WILL NEVER BE ACCOMPLISHED IF WORLD LEADERS DON'T ACCEPT IT. WHAT WE NEED IS ONE WORLD ORDER!! ONE CHARITY ORGANISATION WORLDWIDE, ONE CHARITY ORGANISATION DEALING WITH ALL ISSUES, ONE CHARITY ORGANISATION DEALING WITH GOVERNMENTS, ONE CHARITY ORGANISATION. FULL STOP BUT HOW CAN WE END POVERTY WHEN THE POWERFUL ACCEPT AND WANT IT??? I TELL YOU HOW, LETS CHANGE IT. (THINK, ACT AND YOU WILL SUCCEED, JUST REMEMBER ME MR H.H)

Submitted by Shilpa Deo on

The poor people should be provided education which is the only way to gain skills and thereby better employment opportunities. It is one way through which we can help them to come out of poverty, Another way can be to provide them with health facilities in case of illness so that they are not vulnerable to poverty in case of severe illness.

Submitted by Anonymous on

Agriculture was identified in the 2008 World Bank Development Report to be 4 times more effective at moving rural people out of poverty than other options.

Submitted by Torsten Sugus on

It'll take a potato machine...

We use technology for maximizing profit and over productivity, but we fail at letting it ease the production of basic nutritional needs. If we have the technology for space exploration, we have to have the potential to automate the production of a nutritional baseline (potatoes, carrots...).

Initial investments would have to be made, for the technology to be implemented; but the it would be cheap to maintain (I'd be very happy to help for charity, thus so would others), and we'd have maximized productivity, as we do in the monetary world. Money would theoretically be of no issue, as machines need no salary. Designing technology also means considering efficiency, thus using as little finite resources as possible.

Imagine what we could do, if we put as much motivation into fighting poverty, as we put in making profit. Profit has made something as big as the industrialization happen. All this could have been used to ease everybody's lives in stead.

Freeing the poor from hunger is possible, if we put our minds into it; but eliminating poverty in the monetary sense is impossible, as long as we live in our competition driven monetary realm. Who doesn't want to win?

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