How the Dollar-A-Day Poverty Line Changed International Development
Over three decades ago, economic researcher Martin Ravallion and his colleagues found a way to identify and quantify the world’s poorest people with an international poverty line that continues to guide policies to this day.
COVID-19 is Changing Financial Inclusion: Can Policymakers Keep Up?
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the importance of ensuring that the poorest and most vulnerable people have access to formal financial services, given their role in supporting inclusive economic recovery and resilience.
Prices Matter When Tracking Economic Development and Recovery After the Pandemic
Measuring purchasing power is an effective way to track economic recovery after the pandemic, estimate the real sizes of economies, and gauge poverty.
How Much Has COVID-19 Turned Back Asia’s Poverty Clock?
Without the right policies and programs, Asia’s poorest people could suffer needlessly as economies bounce back after the pandemic.
Here’s How We Used Satellite Data to Map Poverty in Thailand and the Philippines
Innovative, new methods are needed to estimate poverty due to the high costs and long time frame of traditional methods.
How Did the People’s Republic of China Reduce Poverty in the Countryside?
Four elements of the poverty reduction strategy of the People’s Republic of China stand out as examples for others to follow.
The World Has Lost a Pioneer in the Global Effort to Help the Poor
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed dedicated his life to social development, establishing practices that will continue to help the poor for decades to come.
Here's How We Can Give a Boost to the SDGs in Asia and the Pacific
Asia and the Pacific is not where it needs to be to meet the Sustainable Development Goals but there remains a decade to make up for lost time.
What is the ‘Graduation Approach’?
Countries around the world are taking an integrated approach to address the complexities of poverty.
Strengthening the Chains That Helped Pull Asia Out of Poverty
The global value chains that help drive Asia’s export-driven economic miracle have widespread development impacts. We need to understand them better to maximize the benefits.