Poverty and Development
The World Bank publishes a broad range of publications, such as the World Development Report, The Global Financial Development Report, Doing Business...
The World Development Indicators database is a compilation of relevant, high-quality,
and internationally comparable statistics about development and the quality of people’s lives.
Organized around six themes—world view, people, the environment, the economy, states and markets,
and global links—it aims to put data into the hands of policy makers, development specialists, students, and the public.
Other World Bank databases available here
World Bank (WB)
focuses on achievement of the Millennium Development Goals that call for sustained development and the elimination of poverty. To do this, the Bank concentrates on building a favorable climate for investment, jobs and sustainable growth, and on investing in and empowering poor people to participate in development. A key role of the Bank is to provide analysis, advice and information to member countries so they can deliver the lasting economic and social improvements their people need.
The World Bank collects and disseminates statistical data related to development, and helps its member countries improve their statistical capacity to support development processes.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.
UNDP calculates the Human Development Index (HDI), which is a summary measure of average achievement in key dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable and have a decent standard of living. The HDI is the geometric mean of normalized indices for each of the three dimensions.