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Open Data

Free and open access to global development data

After several decades of continuous global poverty reduction, a period of significant crises and shocks resulted in around three years of lost progress between 2020-2022. Low-income countries, which saw poverty increase during this period, have not yet recovered and are not closing the gap.

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.