More about World Bank Poverty Work
World Bank staff work with countries to analyze and evaluate how economic growth is affecting different groups in society and to determine how public policies can improve the quality of public services – schooling, health and basic infrastructure – so poor and low-income families can get ahead.
PovcalNet is an interactive computational tool that allows you to replicate the calculations made by the World Bank's researchers in estimating the extent of absolute poverty in the world. It also allows you to calculate the poverty measures under different assumptions and to assemble the estimates using alternative country groupings or for any set of individual countries of your choosing. PovcalNet is self-contained; it has reliable built-in software that immediately does the relevant calculations for your from the built-in database.
World Bank eAtlas of the Millennium Development Goals
The World Bank eAtlas of the Millennium Development Goals lets you visualize and map the indicators that measure progress toward the Goals, with clear explanations of each Goal and its related Targets as the context. When you select an indicator, the eAtlas creates a world map keyed to that indicator, with country rankings and data in your choice of tables or graphs. You can pan or zoom to view different countries or regions, view the dynamic change in that map with a time series, compare two maps and sets of data, and do much more.