In Part I of this blog, we discuss the question of how to monitor progress in reducing poverty when the poorest countries of the world are more likely to be missing data for poverty comparisons…

Hai-Anh H. Dang, Dean Mitchell Jolliffe, Calogero Carletto |

Poverty reduction consistently ranks among the most prioritized tasks of developing countries as well as the international community. Indeed, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recently…

Hai-Anh H. Dang, Dean Mitchell Jolliffe, Calogero Carletto |

We’re living in a time of disruptive technologies evolving at an exponential pace. Today, you can enjoy an Impossible Burger (meat industry disrupted) delivered by Caviar (food delivery disrupted…

Haishan Fu |

The ICP blog series explores ideas and issues under the International Comparison Program umbrella – including innovations in price and data collection, discussions on purpose and methodology, as…

Edie Purdie |

Of the world’s 736 million extreme poor in 2015, 368 million—half of the total—lived in just 5 countries. The 5 countries with the highest number of extreme poor are (in descending order): India,…

Roy Katayama, Divyanshi Wadhwa |

Shared prosperity is one of the World Bank Group’s Twin Goals, introduced in 2013. Progress toward this goal is monitored through an indicator that measures the annualized growth rate in average…

Judy Yang, Maria Ana Lugo |

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Isis Gaddis, Divyanshi Wadhwa |