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This online poverty analysis tool allows you to replicate the calculations made by the World Bank's researchers in estimating the extent of absolute poverty in the world, including the $1 a day poverty measures.

This software platform for automated economic analysis simplifies the production of standardized analytical reports. It contains twelve modules to conduct analysis in areas of Poverty, Inequality, Labor, Social Protection, Gender, Education, Health, Food Security and other.



Software for Poverty Mapping
PovMap 2.0 provides computational solutions to all stages of poverty mapping activities. It uses a proprietary data engine to ensure the speedy processing of census data. Its functions include data processing, distributional comparison, regression analysis, univariate analysis, correlation analysis, cross tabulation and simulation. PovMap 2.1 is an experimental package for nutrition mapping. PovMap 1.1, or earlier, are for the simulation stage of poverty mapping.


All the Ginis, 1950-2012 (updated in Autumn 2014)
Combined Gini data from 7 international databases plus individual long-term inequality studies; with their key dummies (net/gross, income/expenditure, household/individual). More than 2,000 standardized Gini values from 164 countries covering the period from 1950 to 2012.

Decomposing World Income Distribution (2005)
National income and expenditure distribution data from 119 countries is used to decompose total income inequality between the individuals in the world, by continent and by "region" (countries grouped by income level).

Geography of Academic Research (2009)
This database covers over 76,000 empirical economic papers published between 1985 and 2004 in the top 202 economics journals, and was used to study a number of relationships between GDP and research output, countries covered in these articles, and publication rates.

Global Income Inequality
(updated Mar. 2012)
Is global inequality (inequality among world citizens) stable, decreasing or increasing? How high it is? Is it mostly due to inequalities within nations or between nations? Is there a global middle class? Global inequality data for 1988-2005 now available.

Globalization and Income Distribution (2005)
What is the impact of greater trade/GDI and greater direct foreign investment/GDI ratios on income shares of various deciles in poor and rich countries? At low average income level, the share of the poor is less in countries that are more open to trade. As mean income level rises, the situation changes.

Household Expenditure and Income Data for Transitional Economies (2000)
As part of a project analyzing poverty and social assistance in the transition economies, a Bank research team created a database of household expenditure and income data from recent surveys - the HEIDE database.

Lakner-Milanovic (2013) World Panel Income Distribution (LM-WPID)
This database contains a balanced and unbalanced panel of country-decile groups covering the twenty year period 1988-2008, expressed in a common currency and prices. It allows comparisons of average incomes by decile both across time and across countries.

Living Standards Measurement Study - Household Surveys (LSMS) (ongoing)
Provides household survey data, tools for designing new surveys, and links to reports and research using LSMS data.

Poverty in India
This database contains detailed statistics on a wide range of topics in India. The data are presented at the state level and at the all-India level separately. The database uses published information to construct comprehensive series in six subject blocks. Period coverage is roughly from 1950 to 1994.

Rainfall data from 172 weather stations in Viet Nam (1975-2006) (2011)
Daily rainfall data obtained from Vietnam's HydroMeteorological Data Center from 172 weather stations active from 1975 to 2006. The list of weather stations with GIS coordinates is provided.



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