According to the latest available purchasing power parity (PPP) data, China’s gross domestic product (GDP) in PPP terms overtook the USA’s in 2013, and now accounts for nearly 19% of the global…

Edie Purdie |

More than 90% of the world’s population was exposed to unhealthy air in 2017. That same year, air pollution was the 5th highest mortality risk factor globally.

Florina Pirlea, Wendy Ven-dee Huang |

Individual-level employment data are crucial to monitoring labor markets and SDGs, capturing socioeconomic conditions and informing labor market policies, and are key priorities in recent global…

Valentina Costa, Sam Desiere |

In East Asia and Pacific, there have been drastic changes in the distribution of the population across different poverty lines between 1990 and 2015. As shown above, East Asia and Pacific has been…

R. Andres Castaneda Aguilar, Dean Mitchell Jolliffe, Tony Fujs, Christoph Lakner, Espen Beer Prydz |

The World Bank’s global poverty measures published through the PovcalNet website can now be accessed directly from within R and Stata.

R. Andres Castaneda Aguilar, Tony Fujs, Christoph Lakner, Espen Beer Prydz |

This blog is based on new child and maternal mortality estimates released jointly today by the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME) and United Nations…

Emi Suzuki, Haruna Kashiwase |

The projects submitted by a total of 42 participants from 25 countries use data and geographic context to tell compelling stories about risk, deconstruct past disasters, and inspire possibilities…

Marena Brinkhurst, Jocelyn Michele West, Simone Balog-Way |