Poverty data

How is the World Bank changing its annual poverty updates?

Poverty

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

Poverty

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

Poverty

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

Poverty

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 […]


Counting people to make people count

Poverty

This article was originally published on the World Data Forum website As we prepare for the United Nations World Data Forum in January, it will have been over three years since the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda called for a “data revolution for sustainable development, with a new international initiative to improve […]


Definitions and measures of poverty

Poverty

The purpose of this series is to simplify and clarify the underlying concepts behind poverty, and to delve deeper in discussion on topical issues as they arise throughout the process of Agenda 2030. This first briefing focuses on the building blocks of poverty definitions and measurements such as poverty lines, absolute/relative poverty, poverty gap measures […]


P20: Health

Poverty

Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals have brought us a global commitment to end extreme poverty and ensure no one is left behind. For this ambition to be met, we need to know who the poorest people in the world are, understand their lives, and ensure they are included in progress. The P20 Initiative is […]


The P20: methods for tracking the status of people in the poorest 20%

Poverty

Agenda 2030 is clear in its ambitions—everyone should be included in global progress over the next 15 years. But most discussions of progress focus on aggregated economic numbers such as gross domestic product (GDP) growth, not on the status of people. Even key measures about people such as GDP per capita are aggregated to the […]


P20: Gender and identity

Poverty

Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals have brought us a global commitment to end extreme poverty and ensure no one is left behind. For this ambition to be met, we need to know who the poorest people in the world are, understand their lives, and ensure they are included in progress. The P20 Initiative is […]