Poverty data

New pneumonia data published on the Development Data Hub

Data use

Development Initiatives (DI) has published new data on pneumonia-related funding on their Development Data Hub, a free data visualisation tool. Visit at http://data.devinit.org/global-picture/pneumonia The new data release coincides with World Pneumonia Day (12 November) and the publication of The Missing Piece: why continued neglect of pneumonia threatens the achievement of health goals, a report featuring DI data […]

What does new World Bank data tell us about progress on poverty?


There has been some progress on aggregate and in some countries and regions. However, overall there are many people and places that are making very slow progress or no progress at all, with poverty headcounts increasing in 39 countries from 2013 to 2015. What are some of the key global trends? There is some good […]

Pro-poor analysis of Kenya’s 2018/19 budget estimates


The 2018/19 Kenya budget is an opportunity to understand how the government intends to allocate resources to its development priorities, and therefore contribute to a reduction in poverty and ensure no one is left behind. If the needs of the poorest people are not well targeted by government resources, if insufficient tax is raised (or raised […]

What do the 2018/2019 national budget estimates mean for Kenya's poorest households?


As Kenya prepares for the budget reading tomorrow, Development Initiatives has published a new report: Pro-poor analysis of Kenya’s 2018/19 budget estimates: what do the numbers tell us? The Kenya national budget for 2018/19 is an opportunity to understand how the government intends to allocate resources to its development priorities; contributing to a reduction in poverty and […]

The needs of Kenyans by county: exploring the latest poverty data


The devolution of powers from Kenya’s central government to its 47 counties has been a policy priority in the country since 2013 when the counties were established. One of the central elements behind this push was the localisation of development activities behind poverty eradication. Five years later, the country is taking stock of what changes […]

How is the World Bank changing its annual poverty updates?


The World Bank remains uniquely positioned to monitor global poverty. Countries share data with the World Bank that they don’t share with anyone else. The World Bank has invested a significant amount of money into ensuring that data is internationally comparable, timely and methodologically sound. The World Bank’s PovcalNet database, which drives global estimates of […]

Making the case for disaggregated data: A look at Ethiopia


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development lays out an ambitious vision of a future where no one lives in extreme poverty. At the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals is a commitment to ensure that ‘no one is left behind’ and that no goal is considered met unless met for all. But if we are […]

P20 Initiative: Baseline report


In 2015, world leaders agreed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Agenda 2030). Its goal is to end poverty in all its forms everywhere, with a specific target to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 and a commitment to leave no one behind. Achieving these ambitions will be much harder than meeting the Millennium Development Goals. […]

P20 Initiative: Center for Strategic and International Studies public panel discussion


Date 15 February 2017 Time 13:30─15:00 (ET) Location Center for Strategic & International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC, 20036 Webcast This event will be webcast live at 13:30─15:00 (ET); 18.30─20:00 (GMT) About An expert panel discussion on the P20 Initiative, which aims to track the progress of and improve information about the lives of the […]