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Member blogs include thematic articles of 600-800 words on books or research by members, or human interest stories by members.  To submit a thematic blog write to the relevant TG chair; for human interest blogs write to 1818society@wbgalumni.org, with “Blog Proposal” in the subject line.

How the Dollar-a-Day Poverty Line Came into Being
January 26, 2023 | Lyn Squire *

Even after thirty years, there are still misconceptions about how the dollar-a-day standard used to measure poverty in the developing world came

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A day with Pelé
January 4, 2023 | John Muir*

The late 60’s had become a busy period for me.  At the request of South American friends, I helped establish and then captain

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Food Security, Poverty Reduction and Economic Transformation: Time for Sustained Action by G20
December 9, 2022 | Uma Lele*

In 2022, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen called on many occasions the need to strengthen global collaboration for tackling food insecurity, most notably

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