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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

This blog is based on new mortality estimates released today by the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME) if("undefined"==typeof window.datawrapper)…

Emi Suzuki, Haruna Kashiwase |

Low-income countries face the highest risk of financial catastrophe due to surgery and have made the slowest progress Five billion people—two thirds of the world’s population—lack access to safe,…

Kathryn Wall, Emi Suzuki, John G Meara, Mark G Shrime |

We’re pleased to launch new dashboards in the Health, Nutrition and Population Portal, following the portal’s revamp last year. The renewed HNP portal has two main dashboards covering Population…

Haruna Kashiwase, Yatao Lu, Emi Suzuki, Ying Chi |

  Globally, the Millennium Development Goal of reversing the trend in new cases of tuberculosis has been met. Today there there are 40% fewer people living with TB than there were in 1990. More…

Tariq Khokhar |