Research & Outlook
The Development Economics Group (DEC) increases understanding of development policies and programs by providing intellectual leadership and analytical services to the World Bank and the wider development community. DEC is the premier research and data arm of the World Bank. Read More »
Commission on Global Poverty
Advisory body to report on the best ways to measure and monitor poverty around the world.

  • Mobile Data Apps

    For iOS and Android
  • ADePT

    Software platform for automated economic analysis
  • iSimulate

    Platform for performing macroeconomic simulations
  • PovCalNet

    Poverty Analysis Tool assess global poverty incidence figures
  • PovMap

    Provides computational solutions to poverty mapping activities
  • CAPI

    Software for conducting complex surveys with dynamic structures using tablet devices

Journals & Digest

Key Reports
  • Take our weekly poll!

    The Internet profoundly affects billions of us. The 2016 World Development Report will ask whether it is also a force for development. Vote, comment, and share your views.
  • "We have evolved to think automatically"

    World Development Report 2015 Co-Director Varun Gauri spoke recently at the RSA.