End Poverty Day tomorrow comes among heightened discussion about poverty’s causes, its measurement and what we can do to end it.
The international extreme poverty line has been updated to $1.90/day, the recent Global Monitoring Report projects that the number of people living below this line will fall below 10% this year, and the Bank has just announced it’s stepping up efforts to boost data collection in the poorest countries, many of which suffer from “data deprivation”.
New Poverty Data Widget
These headlines are great, but how do you actually get to the data? If you want to quickly find how many people live below the international poverty line in a given country, you can use and embed this new widget that’s connected to the World Bank’s PovCalNet database:
4 more ways of accessing poverty data
Here are some other tools I find useful for accessing poverty data: