Great no doubt! Three questions though: 1. I know there is a long methodology somewhere but to help a lay person understand, are the numbers derived from only those reported or were the surveys exhaustive? In other words, how representative of the total poupulations per continent are these numbers and what were the margin of errors? Sampling has its limitations. 2. What has been the actual demonstrable impacts of releasing this kind of data on poverty reduction itself for the Bank and the countries themselves? Do we know? 3. Do you have similar analysis for poverty per capita? Aggregate numbers generally have the tendency to mask 'real' progress (consider the difference in differences) or does the Bank even care? It looks like Africa gets to get the flack for poverty yet only accounts for only 30% of global poverty. Why doesn't the Bank make this absolutely clear to the global development community? Keep us posted on even more progress with this great tool!