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The World Bank assigns the world’s economies to four income groups — low, lower-middle, upper-middle, and high-income countries. The classifications are updated each year on July 1 and are based…

Umar Serajuddin, Nada Hamadeh|

With the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, governments, policy makers, national and international organizations and researchers have focused all their attention on dealing with this…

Siddhesh Kaushik, Umar Serajuddin, Divyanshi Wadhwa|

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 World Bank, in collaboration with the government of Colombia, is developing a prototype dashboard that helps policy makers on a near real-time basis monitor the interplay of virus spread,…

Jeremy Veillard, Adalsteinn Brown, Santiago De la Cadena Becerra|

In the beginning of March, when countries outside the East Asia region were still in the early stages of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (…

Sun Hwa Song, Masako Hiraga|