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Impact Stories

The UFPE is committed to fighting poverty in all its dimensions. We use the latest evidence and analysis to help governments develop sound policies that can help the poorest in every country, and focus on investments in areas that are critical to improving lives. Here are examples of some recent successes.


Sarah Orzell, Program Officer for Development Policy & Finance, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

“The new Umbrella Facility for Poverty and Equity serves as a valuable platform for development partner collaboration on initiatives, like the High Frequency Phone Surves, that assist governments in developing sound policies that can help the poorest in every country, and focus our investments in areas that are critical to improving lives.”

Luis-Felipe López-Calva, Global Director, Poverty and Equity Global Practice, World Bank Group

“The recent crises have pushed the world further off track from the global goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. The Umbrella Facility for Poverty and Equity is an important vehicle to bring development partners together and results from the first year of implementation demonstrate that we are stronger when we act collectively. I am grateful for the early investments and strategic guidance of our current partners and look forward to welcoming new partners in this crucial agenda.”


Tracing COVID-19’s Impact on Households Across the World


A UFPE-supported household monitoring dashboard is providing key insights about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted poverty and inequality across the globe. This innovative data, collected through high-frequency phone surveys, is being used to inform program and policy decisions for an equitable and sustainable recovery.

Blog |  Feature Story | Dashboard



Understanding the Impact of Fiscal Policy on Inequality

Statisticians entering data into the database for further processing and analysis

Taxes and transfers are one of the most powerful instruments in the hands of governments to tackle poverty and inequality. A UFPE-supported capacity building program is making fiscal incidence analysis tools more accessible for policymakers and raising awareness about the recent introduction of a new indicator within the UN Sustainable Development Goals framework to assess the redistributive impact of fiscal policy for improved poverty and equity outcomes.

Blog | Lessons Learned