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September 2019 PovcalNet Update : What's New (English)

The September 2019 global poverty update from the World Bank includes revised survey data which lead to minor changes in the most recent global poverty estimates. ... See More +

Working Paper 142013 SEP 01, 2019

Atamanov,Aziz; Castaneda Aguilar,Raul Andres; Diaz-Bonilla,Carolina; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Lakner,Christoph; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Montes,Jose; Moreno Herrera,Laura Liliana; Newhouse,David Locke; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Prydz,Espen Beer; Sangraula,Prem; Tandon,Sharad Alan; Yang,Judy Disclosed

How Much Does Reducing Inequality Matter for Global Poverty ? (English)

The goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and working toward a more equal distribution of income are prominent in international development and agreed upon in the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 10. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8869 MAY 30, 2019

Lakner,Christoph; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Negre,Mario; Prydz,Espen Beer Disclosed

How Much Does Reducing Inequality Matter for Global Poverty? (English)

The goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and working toward a more equal distribution of income are prominent in international development and agreed upon in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 10. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 137363 MAY 30, 2019

Lakner,Christoph; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Negre Rossignoli,Mario; Prydz,Espen Beer Disclosed

Internet Access in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Target 9.c of the Sustainable Development Goals calls for the achievement of universal and affordable internet access by 2020. This note analyzes Sub-Saharan Africa’s progress towards this goal. ... See More +

Brief 135332 MAR 15, 2019

Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Montes,Jose; Newhouse,David Locke Disclosed

National Accounts Data Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)

Poverty estimates from household surveys are not available every year for most economies. To address these data gaps and to aggregate poverty estimates across groups of economies (and the world), adjustments to household survey data are needed to align estimates to common reference years. ... See More +

Working Paper 135460 MAR 01, 2019

Prydz,Espen Beer; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Lakner,Christoph; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Sangraula,Prem Disclosed

Prices Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)

To compare welfare aggregates over time and across space, the World Bank's global poverty estimates incorporate temporal and spatial price adjustments, as well as currency changes. ... See More +

Working Paper 129963 SEP 01, 2018

Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Corral,Paul A.; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Lakner,Christoph; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Montes,Jose; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Prydz,Espen Beer Disclosed

Consumer Price Indices Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)

Temporal deflators are needed to compare welfare aggregates over time, and thus to measure real changes in poverty. This note describes the sources of the consumer price indices that are used for every country included in the World Bank’s estimates of global poverty, published in PovcalNet. ... See More +

Working Paper 129964 SEP 01, 2018

Lakner,Christoph; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Chen,Shaohua; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Prydz,Espen Beer; Sangraula,Prem Disclosed

September 2018 PovcalNet Update : What’s New (English)

The September 2018 update to PovcalNet involves several changes to the dataunderlying the global poverty estimates. Some welfare aggregates have been changed forimproved harmonization, and some of the CPI, national accounts, and population inputdata have been revised. ... See More +

Working Paper 129962 SEP 01, 2018

Chen,Shaohua; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Lakner,Christoph; Lee,Kihoon; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Mungai,Rose; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Prydz,Espen Beer; Sangraula,Prem; Sharma,Dhiraj; Yang,Judy; Zhao,Qinghua Disclosed

Fair progress? : economic mobility across generations around the World (English)

Fair Progress? Economic Mobility across Generations around the World looks at an issue that has gotten much attention in the developed world, but with, for the first time, new data and analysis covering most of the world, including developing economies. ... See More +

Publication 126847 MAY 30, 2018

Narayan,Ambar; Van Der Weide,Roy; Cojocaru,Alexandru; Lakner,Christoph; Redaelli,Silvia; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Nichanametla Ramasubbaiah,Rakesh Gupta; Thewissen,Stefan Hubert Disclosed

April 2018 Povcalnet Update : What’s New (English)

The April 2018 update to PovcalNet involves several changes to the data underlying the global poverty estimates. Some welfare aggregates have been changed for improved harmonization, some surveys have been dropped due to data quality concerns, and some of the consumer price index (CPI) and national accounts input data have been revised. ... See More +

Working Paper 125776 APR 01, 2018

Atamanov,Aziz; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Castaneda Aguilar,Raul Andres; Chen,Shaohua; Corral Rodas,Paul Andres; Dewina,Reno; Diaz-Bonilla,Carolina; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Lakner,Christoph; Lee,Kihoon; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Montes,Jose; Mungai,Rose; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Prydz,Espen Beer; Sangraula,Prem; Scott,Kinnon; Wambile,Ayago Esmubancha; Yang,Judy; Zhao,Qinghua Disclosed

The roots of inequality : estimating inequality of opportunity from regression trees (English)

This paper proposes a set of new methods to estimate inequality of opportunity based on conditional inference regression trees. It illustrates how these methods represent a substantial improvement over existing empirical approaches to measure inequality of opportunity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8349 FEB 20, 2018

Brunori,Paolo; Hufe,Paul; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon Disclosed