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Free and open access to global development data

The pandemic has caused unprecedented reversals in poverty reduction that are exacerbated by rising inflation and the effects of the war in Ukraine. We estimate that these combined crises will lead to an additional 75 million to 95 million people living in extreme poverty in 2022, compared to pre-pandemic projections. Read more


Note on global poverty lines: These estimates (from early 2022) are calculated using the US$1.90 per person per day poverty line, which was updated in September 2022 to US$2.15 per person per day. Poverty data are now expressed in 2017 Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) prices, versus 2011 PPP in previous editions. 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-middle-income countries in 2017 prices. New nowcast estimates at the US$2.15 poverty line will be available in October 2022. Read more

Research and Publications

Analysis and advice for developing countries.

The World Bank

Climate Change

Without urgent action, climate change impacts could push an additional 100 million people into poverty by 2030.

The World Bank


Access to energy is essential to reduce poverty. Globally, 1.1 billion people still do not have access to electricity.

The World Bank

Fragility, Conflict and Violence

The challenge of fragility, conflict, and violence is widespread, and not confined to low-income countries.

The World Bank

Financial Inclusion

Around 2 billion people don’t use formal financial services, including more than 50% of adults in the poorest households. Financial inclusion is a key to reducing poverty and boosting prosperity.