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Macro Poverty Outlook for South Asia

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


The Macro Poverty Outlook (MPO) analyzes macroeconomic and poverty developments in 8 developing countries in South Asia. The report is released twice annually for the Spring and Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and 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 2020-2022, and a discussion of critical challenges for economic growth, macroeconomic stability, and poverty reduction moving forward.


 October 8th  forecastOctober 8th  forecast
AfghanistanMPOData sheet
BangladeshMPOData sheet
BhutanMPOData sheet
IndiaMPOData sheet
 October 8th  forecastOctober 8th  forecast
MaldivesMPOData sheet
NepalMPOData sheet
PakistanMPOData sheet
Sri LankaMPOData sheet

Data Dashboard

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

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