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Poverty reduction in Ghana: A golden experience
Earlier this Fall, tweets from local media outlets suggested that the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) had developed poverty estimates that diverged significantly from those of the World Poverty Clock project. Amid this context, this blog aims to examine the current situation, as well as the likely prospects, in Ghana in greater depth.

Posted by Andreas Birnstingl 2018-11-19 11:04
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A brief overview of poverty and inequality in Brazil

Over the last four years, South America's largest economy has been experiencing a socioeconomic and political crisis. Nevertheless, despite some concerns raised in the Brazilian press in recent weeks, there is reason to believe that -- on the whole -- Brazil's future remains bright. While pockets of poverty persist in the Northeast, the country is on a solid path to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030.

Posted by Andreas Birnstingl 2018-11-05 13:22
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Ethiopia is on track to be the first low-income African country to achieve SDG1

We forecast that by 2029, less than 3% of Ethiopia’s population will live in extreme poverty – a first for today's low-income Sub-Saharan African countries.

Posted by Andreas Birnstingl 2018-09-07 10:12
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South Sudan: The World’s Youngest Nation in Jeopardy

Since the beginning of South Sudan’s independence, the country has experienced economic hardship and civil strife. In this piece, we draw on the World Poverty Clock and other relevant World Data Lab models, to shed light on South Sudan’s economic future and poverty rate.

Posted by Elisabeth Pipic 2018-08-01 11:07
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The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Role in Africa’s Poverty Narrative 

 

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to face rising poverty levels- while it is one of the largest and most resource abundant countries in Africa, the DRC will soon rank second on the global list of countries with the most number of people living in extreme poverty. 

 

 

Posted by Elisabeth Pipic 2018-07-25 08:25
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The Percentage of Nigerians Living in Extreme Poverty Could Increase by 2030 

Recent press articles citing World Poverty Clock data have discussed Nigeria's high incidence of extreme poverty. A closer look at our forecasts suggest an even more worrisome prospect: extreme poverty is not only currently prevalent in Nigeria -- it's also on the rise. If current trends persist, more Nigerians -- both in absolute terms and as a percentage of the total population -- may live an extreme poverty by 2030.

Posted by Kristofer Hamel 2018-07-05 10:27
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