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 |

The 2019 edition of International Debt Statistics (IDS) has just been published. International Debt Statistics 2019 presents statistics and analysis on the external debt and financial flows (debt…

Evis Rucaj |

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Dhiraj Sharma, Jed Friedman, Maria Ana Lugo, Daniel Mahler, Divyanshi Wadhwa |

Today, less than 10 percent of the world population lives in extreme poverty. Based on information about basic needs collected from 15 low-income countries, the World Bank defines the extreme poor…

Dean Mitchell Jolliffe, Divyanshi Wadhwa |

The World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank’s premier compilation of international statistics on global development. Drawing from officially recognized sources and including national…

World Bank Data Team |

Today we’re (re)launching HEFPI—aka the Health Equity and Financial Protection Indicators database. HEFPI sheds light on two major concerns in global health: a concern that the poor do not get…

Adam Wagstaff, Patrick Hoang-Vu Eozenou |

During the days coming up to, and after October 17, when many stories, numbers, and calls for action will mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we want to invite you to think…

Caren Grown, Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

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Maria Ana Lugo, Divyanshi Wadhwa |

PovcalNet released new poverty estimates last week, indicating that in 2015, 10 percent of the global population were living on less than the international poverty line (IPL), currently set at US$…

Christoph Lakner, Espen Beer Prydz, Dean Mitchell Jolliffe |