Open defecation is the practice of people defecating outside, such as in street gutters, behind bushes or into open bodies of water. Between 2000 and 2017, the world nearly...

Haruna Kashiwase |

Across countries, research has shown that poverty reduction is largely associated with economic growth. How is poverty reduction associated with growth of the median per capita income, which…

Miyoko Asai, Daniel Mahler, Silvia Malgioglio, Ambar Narayan, Minh Cong Nguyen |

As part of the World Bank’s September 2019 global poverty update published a few weeks ago, metadata on the comparability of poverty estimates within countries over time was added to the PovcalNet…

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

Have you ever wanted to know how much money governments borrow and who exactly owes what? Well you're in luck, because the International Debt Statistics 2020 (IDS2020) has not just the latest…

Wendy Ven-dee Huang |

Rosie the robot was built to analyze the public expenses of Brazil’s congress members and empower citizen demands for social accountability. Read to learn what factors contributed to Rosie's…

Yasodara Cordova, Eduardo Vicente Gonçalves |

Rosie the Robot was built to improve social accountability in how members of congress in Brazil spend public funds.

Yasodara Cordova, Eduardo Vicente Gonçalves |

Growing concerns over climate change and other environment and social issues are having a big impact on how today’s investors think about their investment strategies. According to a recent global…

Tim Herzog |

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 |

On February 20, 2015, World Bank missions to Yemen were suspended due to increased security concerns. One particularly eye-opening graphic gives a rough glance at what Yemen would look like if it…

Moad Alrubaidi, Charles Fox |