The World Bank’s ASPIRE online tool is the most up-to-date compilation of global social protection and labor (SPL) estimates, including data from 56 countries—mostly in the developing world. ASPIRE provides open and accessible household-level data on populations’ social and economic status; assessments of SPL programs, including weaknesses such as low coverage and poor targeting; SPL program impacts on poverty and inequality; and ways to improve household data collection for SPL programs.
Time series
East Asia & Pacific, Europe & Central Asia, High income, IBRD, IDA, Latin America & Caribbean, Low or Middle income, Middle East & North Africa, South Asia, Sub Saharan Africa
National, Regional
ASPIRE contains information on almost 5 million individuals in 1.3 million households. Currently, the database includes nearly 69 harmonized household urveys for 2005-2010.
Labor & Social Protection, Poverty
API, Bulk download, Query tool
The Atlas of Social Protection: Indicators of Resilience and Equity, World Bank Group
2005 - 2014


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