The International Comparison Program (ICP) released its 2017 purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rates on May 19th 2020, enabling governments and others to compare the real level of economic…

Yan Bai, William A. Masters |

The International Comparison Program (ICP) has just published new purchasing power parities (PPPs). It has revised the previously published 2011 PPPs to take into account the effects of national…

Samuel Kofi Tetteh Baah, Aziz Atamanov, Christoph Lakner, Daniel Gerszon Mahler, Judy Yang |

As countries around the world struggle with the loss of life and livelihoods wrought by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, data and evidence have never been more important. Given the immense and…

Haishan Fu, Nada Hamadeh |

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 |

The future of the sanitation economy: Perspectives on World Toilet Day

Maria Angelica Sotomayor, Martin Gambrill |

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 |

Co-authors: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Jan Willem Rosenboom The University of Leeds – Barbara Evans Emory University – Christine Moe & Eduardo Perez The World Bank – Sophie…

Martin Gambrill |

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