Urbanization Helps Curb Poverty, Says World Bank

The U.N.’s ambitious global effort — the Millennium Development Goals — ends in two years. The program was designed to curb poverty and promote education, health and gender equality. The World Bank says many of the countries that have made the most progress so far have an important factor working in their favor: urbanization. The conclusion was part of the bank’s recent Global Monitoring Report 2013.
It says countries and regions with a high rate of urbanization lead in the effort to …

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