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PovcalNet: An Online Poverty Analysis Tool

World Bank sees progress against extreme poverty, but flags vulnerabilities

In every region of the developing world, the percentage of people living on less than $1.25 a day and the number of poor declined between 2005-2008, according to estimates released today by the World Bank. This across-the-board reduction over a three-year monitoring cycle marks a first since the Bank began monitoring extreme poverty.

In April 2013, the World Bank released the developing world's poverty estimates at 2010. Same as previous rounds, the new poverty estimates combine the Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) exchange rates for household consumption from the 2005 International Comparison Program with data from more than 850 household surveys across 127 developing countries. Over two million randomly sampled households were interviewed for the 2010 estimate, representing 85 percent of the population of the developing world.        >> PovcalNet  

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PovcalNet Online Tool for Poverty Analysis

blue_arrow.gifAn interactive computational tool that allows you to replicate the process used by World Bank researchers to estimate absolute poverty in the world.

Allows you to use different poverty lines and PPP, and to use alternative country groupings.


Self-contained: it has reliable built-in software that offers quick calculations for you.

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Last updated: 2012-02-29

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