The public can access all statistics underlying the new international estimates via the online tool, PovcalNet, which allows users to calculate poverty rates using global, regional and national numbers. Many data, especially those from middle-income countries and regions, are more recent than 2008.
“PovcalNet is the Bank’s interactive, open-data tool for poverty and inequality measurement,” says Shaohua Chen, senior statistician in the Bank’s Research Group who manages PovcalNet. “With our newly-revamped site, users can easily duplicate our results, or conduct their own research using any line or country grouping
to their liking.”