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?

  • 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?

Join the Conversation

February 01, 2014

Create/Supporting local initiatives, by sharing and provision of know-how and best practices from around the world using ICT and multimedia contents prepared and translated in world languages workable on internet, mobile phones...
Specially empowering, those who are below poverty line in how to be productive, supportive and sustainable within their own communities and environment. How to fight corruption individually and collectively, how to become part of the decision making process peacefully.
Collectively punish the corruption by using initiative like

November 18, 2015

Abolish the World Bank that enslaves the poor and poor countries with debt which destroys job creation/economies.