The new Poverty & Equity Data site at povertydata.worldbank.org/ offers visitors easily comparable statistics that is critical for anybody seeking to keep poverty reduction on the world’s agenda.

"There’s a huge demand for this kind of data,” said Jaime Saavedra, director of the World Bank’s Poverty Reduction & Equity department. “So we’ve made an effort to make poverty statistics easier to understand for journalists, academics, students, government officials – anybody with an interest in this type of information.”

The dynamic portal gives visitors an entry point to explore global poverty indicators, interactive maps, regional comparisons, and a vast amount of research reports from the World Bank’s leading data and poverty experts.

It also gives visitors access to several of the Bank’s poverty measurement tools, including ADePT and PovcalNet, the source of the Bank’s dollar-a-day poverty estimates.

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