About Us

ASPIRE is a joint project of the World Bank Social Protection and Labor (SPL) Global Practice.

ASPIRE builds on the work of several country and regional teams within the World Bank SPL Global Practice, together with the World Bank Poverty and Equity Global Practice, the Development Economics Research Group, and the International Income Distribution Database (I2D2). All these colleagues have helped the ASPIRE team in obtaining the necessary data and welfare aggregates to build the database and have been critical in validating the indicators produced. An important acknowledgement goes also to the staff of over 100 governmental statistics offices that collected the primary household survey data.