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Macro Poverty Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean

Country-by-country analysis and projections for the developing world


The Macro Poverty Outlook (MPO) analyzes macroeconomic and poverty developments in 28 developing countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The report is released twice annually for the Spring and Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. The MPO consists of individual country notes that provide an overview of recent developments, forecasts of major macroeconomic variables and poverty during 2022-2024, and a discussion of critical challenges for economic growth, macroeconomic stability, and poverty reduction moving forward.


 Published  October 4thPublished  October 4th
ArgentinaMPOData sheet
Bahamas, TheMPOData sheet
BarbadosMPOData sheet
BelizeMPOData sheet
BoliviaMPOData sheet
BrazilMPOData sheet
ChileMPOData sheet
ColombiaMPOData sheet
Costa RicaMPOData sheet
DominicaMPOData sheet
Dominican RepublicMPOData sheet
EcuadorMPOData sheet
El SalvadorMPOData sheet
GrenadaMPOData sheet
 Published  October 4thPublished  October 4th
GuatemalaMPOData sheet
GuyanaMPOData sheet
HaitiMPOData sheet
HondurasMPOData sheet
JamaicaMPOData sheet
MexicoMPOData sheet
NicaraguaMPOData sheet
PanamaMPOData sheet
ParaguayMPOData sheet
PeruMPOData sheet
Saint LuciaMPOData sheet
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesMPOData sheet
SurinameMPOData sheet
UruguayMPOData sheet

Notes: For more on the greenhouse gas projections see GHG emissions in MFMOD (pdf).
On new global poverty lines: Poverty data are now expressed in 2017 Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) prices, versus 2011 PPP in previous editions. As price levels across the world evolve, global poverty lines have to be periodically updated to reflect the increase of the value of the lines in nominal terms. The new global poverty lines of $2.15, $3.65, and $6.85 reflect the typical national poverty lines of low-income, lower-middle-income, and upper-middleincome countries in 2017 prices. In addition to reflecting updates in nominal terms, upper-middle-income countries raised the standards by which they determine people to be poor from 2011 to 2017. Hence, the increase in the upper line is larger, and the population that does not meet the new standard is higher in most countries than it was with 2011 PPPs. See

Data Dashboard

The interactive dashboard allows data from the revised MPO forecasts to be visualized, compared across countries, and downloaded.