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 |

We are excited to host a two-day conference that will bring together more than 40 government representatives from 12 countries to explore how to maximize the impact of community-driven development…

Anna Wellenstein, Franck Bousquet |

After a brief hiatus, the office of the Chief Economist of the World Bank Group was reunited last week with DEC, the well-known Research Department of the World Bank. This led me to reflect on a…

Pinelopi Goldberg |

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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 |

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 |

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 |

Bhutan's newly elected council members with World Bank staff.  Members of parliament are valuable partners for the World Bank. They enact laws, shape and review development policies, and hold…

Yoichiro Ishihara, Tenzin Lhaden |

During my dissertation and post-dissertation fieldwork in Kenya and India, I was often struck by how my interviewees—including political elites—framed the issue of electoral violence. For many,…

Aditi Malik |