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Updated Resources on Poverty

This database is maintained by the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) and is one of many resources available at our Resource Center.

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SourceItem TypeDescription
Millenium Development Goal Indicators by the UNInformation; Database; DatasetsThis site presents the official data, definitions, methodologies and sources for more than 60 indicators to measure progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. The data and analyses are the product of the work of the Inter-agency and Expert Group (IAEG) on MDG Indicators, coordinated by the United Nations Statistics Division. You will also find the official progress reports and documents produced by IAEG. MDGs include: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; Achieve universal primary education; Promote gender equality and empower women; Reduce child mortality; Improve maternal health; Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; Ensure envrionmental sustainability; Global partnership for development. Information Database
World Development Indicators by The World BankDatabasesUpdated quarterly, the World Bank's development indicators are based on officially-recognized national, regional and global estimates. World Development Indicators include: Agriculture & Rural Development, Aid Effectiveness, Climate Change, Economy & Growth, Education, Energy & Mining, Environment, External Debt, Financial Sector, Gender, Health, Infrastructure, Labor & Social Protection, Poverty, Private Sector, Public Sector, Science & Technology, Social Development, Trade, Urban Development. Specific development databases, such as Health Nutrition and Population Statistics by Wealth Quintile, Gender Statistics and Africa Development Indicators, are also accessible through this link. Also in Arabic, French, Spanish, Mandarin.Databases
The World BankReports; DataThe World Bank's PovcalNet database is an online analysis tool for global poverty monitoring that allows you to calculate poverty measures and estimates under different assumptions and country groupings.Reports
World Income Inequality Database (WIID)Database; Datasets; Expert SourcesThe World Income Inequality Database, collects and stores officially provided information on income inequality for developed, developing and transition countries. Country documentation, raw datasets and data visualization tools are available.Database
Open Data for International Development by AidDataDatabase; Expert SourcesAidData is a partnership project between the College of William & Mary, Development Gateway and Brigham Young University, which collects, curates and publishes data on more than US$5.5 trillion in development finance. The database, which can be downloaded or analyzed through helpful visualization dashboards, stores over one million development finance activities from 90 bilateral and multilateral agencies. The data can be accessed in aggregate (as a single, composite value) or by project with accompanying project information. Datasets Affiliated Researchers Experts
Global Multidimensional Poverty Index by the University of OxfordDatabases; Expert SourcesThe Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative measures multiple aspects that constitute poor people’s experience of deprivation, including poor health, lack of education, inadequate living standard, lack of income, disempowerment, poor quality of work and threat from violence. The MPI uses 10 weighted indicators within the health, education and living standard dimensions to measure the extent of poverty and allows for comparison across countries, regions and the world and within countries by ethnic group, urban/rural population and key household and community characteristics. Expert sources can be located here:
International Development Statistics by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)DatabasesThe OECD's databases cover bilateral, multilateral aid and private providers’ aid and other resource flows to developing countries. Data is sorted by “Flows by provider,” which provides comprehensive aggregate data on the volume, origin and types of aid and other resource flows;
“Flows by provider and recipient”, which provides comprehensive aggregate historical and forward-looking data on the volume, origin and destination of resource flows (including country programmable aid);
“Flows based on individual projects," or the Creditor Reporting System (CRS), provides detailed information on individual aid activities, such as sectors, countries, project descriptions etc. used to derive aggregate data.
Center for Global DevelopmentInformation; Expert SourcesThe US nonprofit think tank conducts independent research on global development, covering Aid Effectiveness; Climate, Forest and Energy; Corruption, Transparency and Governance; Data and Technology; Education; Finance and Investment; Gender; Global Health; International Insitutions, Migration; Poverty, Inequality and Growth; and Trade.Publications Experts
Oxfam InternationalInformation; Expert SourcesAn international confederaion of anti-poverty organizations advocates in nearly 100 countries, publishes research and policy papers searchable by key word, subject, regions and country in English, French and Spanish. Focus areas include active citizenship, gender justice, inequality and essential services, natural resources, saving lives, and sustainable food. Oxfam has offices in 22 countries, which can provide sources, including local organizations.Information
EurostatDatasetsOfficial EU datasets, reports and statistics on poverty in the continent.Datasets
Poverty in the UK : Statistics by the House of Commons Library, UK ReportOfficial UK statistics report on poverty.Report
Poverty in the United States: 2022 by the United States Census BureauReports; DataOfficial US statistics includes reports on US povery.Reports
Household Income and Wealth by the Australian Bureau of StatisticsResearch; DataOfficial statistics on poverty in Australia.Research
Global Development Institute by the University of Manchester Academic Reseach and publicationsAcademic Research and publications on poverty by the University of Manchester.Academic Research
Statistics of South AfricaStatistical reportOfficial poverty statistics of South Africa.Report
Africa Poverty Statistics by the International Labour Organisation (ILO)StatisticsThis page provides a subset of ILOSTAT data focused on the ILO region for Africa, which consists of 54 countries, with a total population of more than 840 million. Contains poverty indicators.Statistics
Development Initiatives (DI)Resources and dataDevelopment Initiatives (DI) is a global organisation. Their website contains factsheets, resources and data concerning poverty and inequaity.Resources
Statistics on children in South Africa by the University of Cape TownData Children Count is a permanent data and advocacy project of the Children's Institute at the University of Cape Town. We analyse nationally representative datasets to monitor the situation of children through carefully selected child indicators. The statistics can be used by policy makers, researchers, students, the media and all those who work for the improvement of children's lives.Data

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