World Bank

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 […]

World Bank poverty measurement in the Agenda 2030 era


Towards the end of 2016, many of the top thinkers on global poverty gave 21 recommendations on measuring poverty in a report (they authored as the Commission on Global Poverty) published by the World Bank. Monitoring Global Poverty gives a sweeping view of the many challenges to measuring poverty and provides guidance on how to […]