Poverty’s new reality; there is a lot less of it in the world

by Laurence Chandy and Geoffrey Gertz

The World Economic Forum convening this week in Davos, Switzerland, is organized around the theme of “Shared Norms for the New Reality.” As in past years, the conference will feature plenty of debate about how to solve global challenges in a multipolar, interdependent world. This “new reality,” however, is getting a little old.