As our Investments to End Poverty report highlighted, even on a best case scenario – rapid growth, more equally shared – we will not get to zero extreme poverty by 2030 without additional interventions. Over 100 million people would remain in extreme poverty, living under the bare minimum of $1.25 a day. The World Bank is aiming for 3% extreme poverty by 2030. On current population estimates that could be 214 million. This is on is the optimistic side of the Brookings projections used in our report: somewhere between the baseline and best case scenarios. It suggests that more rapid growth, more evenly distributed than at present will be needed for the Bank to meet their goal.