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?

September 10, 2021

Find the potential of the area and the people is first thing should be done. To make this happen Space science can be used and educate the people on how to make profitable business without destroying the natural resources. Once they are able to make the business, they will get the money. The people will realize the importance of the knowledge. They will allow their kids to study. Here the education should develop the entrepreneurial skill. Public and private sector should influence on transporting the goods from here to the markets. This needs heavy investment on the transportation which require battery operated vehicle for the transportation. This will take at-least 5 to 10 years to see the impact of the result