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How to use the PIP Homepage

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This blog is the first of a series of blogs showcasing the different features of the Poverty and Inequality Platform (PIP).

The Poverty and Inequality Platform (PIP) is a new interactive platform recently launched by the World Bank to provide access to its poverty and inequality estimates.

In this video, we review PIP’s Homepage and all the information comprised in it. The main graph tells users the total number of individuals currently living in poverty worldwide and where they live. This analytical graph can be easily adjusted to other values of the poverty line, and it is also possible to visualize the decreasing trend in global poverty over time by simply dragging the bottom slider. Hovering over the graph allows users to understand how this information breaks down across world regions.

The middle section of the homepage offers a shortcut to examples of country profiles and a search box where users can type their country of interest. Finally, the Featured Documents section highlights some of the most recent publications on poverty and inequality.

This first video tutorial is part of a series of short videos showcasing the different functionalities of PIP. Stay tuned for a review of the Country Profiles tool in the next video, and the rest of PIP’s powerful features in the following weeks!

We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the UK government through the Data and Evidence for Tackling Extreme Poverty (DEEP) Research Programme. This work has also been supported by the World Bank’s Partnership Fund for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG Fund) and a World Bank trust fund with the Republic of Korea, acting through the Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management (KDIS), for the KDI School Partnership for Knowledge Creation and Sharing.



Martha Viveros

Consultant, Development Data Group, World Bank

R. Andres Castaneda Aguilar

Economist, Development Data Group, World Bank

Minh Cong Nguyen

Senior Data Scientist, Poverty and Equity Global Practice, World Bank

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