Poverty and Equity Database

Latest poverty and inequality indicators compiled from officially recognized international sources. Poverty indicators include the poverty headcount ratio, poverty gap, and number of poor at both international and national poverty lines. Inequality indicators include the Gini index and income or consumption distributions. The database includes national, regional and global estimates.

This database is maintained by the Gloabl Poverty Working Group (GPWG), a team of poverty measurement experts from the Poverty Reduction and Equity Network, the Development Research Group, and the Development Data Group.

  • Type

    Time Series

  • Periodicity

    Annual

  • Last Updated

    27-Apr-2016

  • Economy Coverage

    EAP, ECA, LAC, MNA, SSA, SAS, LMY, IBRD, IDA,

  • Granularity

    National

  • Number of Economies

    170

  • Topic

    Poverty

  • Update Frequency

    Quarterly

  • Update Schedule

    April, July, September, December

  • Contact Details

    data@worldbank.org

  • Access Options

    API, Bulk download, Query tool

  • Attribution/citation

    Poverty and Equity database, The World Bank

  • Coverage

    1974 - 2015