LAC Equity Lab: A Platform for Poverty and Inequality Analysis
The LAC Equity Lab is a data-sharing platform featuring the latest microdata, indicators, tools, and analytics on poverty, shared prosperity, inequality, and equity in Latin America and the Caribbean. Explore the dashboards below for an in-depth look at the latest trends by country and region, and use our helpful tutorial to get the most out of the site.

Over the past decade, the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region continued its successful drive to reduce poverty. Poverty reduction has been accompanied by strong income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population, the World Bank’s indicator of shared prosperity. However, about a quarter of the population continues to live in poverty and inequality - both in income and opportunities - in the region remains high.

Each of the topics on the left tab of the platform presents interactive dashboards with relevant and up-to-date indicators by country or for the region. The links at the top right corner provide access to analysis on pertinent issues in the region. These include the Poverty and Inequality Monitoring series, blogs and other publications on recent topics of interest in the LAC region.

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Update: Read the winning blog entry from our #LACfeaturegraph Blog Contest! Author Joaquín Muñoz of Chile discusses why universal access to education alone won't close Latin America's income gap.