PovcalNet Online Poverty Analysis Tool

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World Bank: PovcalNet Online Poverty Analysis Tool

PovcalNet is an interactive computational tool that 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, as published in the background papers by Chen and Ravallion and in the 2007 World Development Indicators.  See http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/jsp/index.jsp.

DataDict 720
Table Group Definition Source Last IFs Update UsedInPreprocessor Years
SeriesGiniPovCalRur SocioPolitical Gini index of income inequality (lower = more equal) PovCalNet, World Bank available at http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/jsp/index.jsp and Ifs database 2006/07 No
SeriesGiniPovCalTot SocioPolitical Gini index of income inequality (lower = more equal) PovCalNet, World Bank available at http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/jsp/index.jsp and Ifs database 2006/07 No
SeriesGiniPovCalTotExt SocioPolitical Gini index of income inequality (lower = more equal) total, extended table PovCalNet, World Bank available at http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/jsp/index.jsp and Ifs database 2017/06/20 No
SeriesGiniPovCalUrb SocioPolitical Gini index of income inequality (lower = more equal) PovCalNet, World Bank available at http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/jsp/index.jsp and Ifs database 2006/07 No
SeriesIncBelow10D%Povcal SocioPolitical Percent of population below poverty line of $10 per day PPP PovCalNet, World Bank available at http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/jsp/index.jsp and Ifs database 2017/06/20 No
SeriesIncBelow1D%PovcalRur SocioPolitical Percent of population living on less than $1 per day, rural PovCalNet, World Bank available at http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/jsp/index.jsp and Ifs database 2007/09 No
SeriesIncBelow1D%PovcalTot SocioPolitical Percent of population living on less than $1 per day, total PovCalNet, World Bank available at http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/jsp/index.jsp and Ifs database 2006/07 No
SeriesIncBelow1D%PovCalTotExt SocioPolitical Percent of population living on less than $1 per day, total extended/filled PovCalNet, World Bank available at http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/jsp/index.jsp and Ifs database 2017/06/20 No
SeriesIncBelow1D%PovcalUrb SocioPolitical Percent of population living on less than $1 per day, urban PovCalNet, World Bank available at http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/jsp/index.jsp and Ifs database 2007/09 No
SeriesIncBelow1D25c%Blend SocioPolitical Population below poverty line of $1.25 per day PPP (2005); blend of Povcalnet and WDI sources PovcalNet and WDI 2017/06/20 No
SeriesIncBelow1D25c%Povcal SocioPolitical Percentage of population living on under $1.25 a day; from PovcalNet PovcalNet 2017/06/20 No
SeriesIncBelow2Dollar%Blend SocioPolitical Population below poverty line of $2 per day PPP (2005); blend of Povcalnet and WDI sources PovcalNet and WDI 2017/06/20 No
SeriesIncBelow2Dollar%Povcal SocioPolitical Percentage of population living on under $2 a day; from PovcalNet PovcalNet 2017/06/20 No
SeriesPovGap$10perDayPovcal SocioPolitical Poverty gap at $10 per day (PPP), percent PovCalNet, World Bank available at http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/jsp/index.jsp and Ifs database 2017/06/20 No
SeriesPovGap$1PovCalRur SocioPolitical Poverty gap relative to income of $1 per day, rural PovCalNet, World Bank available at http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/jsp/index.jsp and Ifs database 2006/06 No
SeriesPovGap$1PovCalTot SocioPolitical Poverty gap relative to income of $1 per day, total PovCalNet, World Bank available at http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/jsp/index.jsp and Ifs database 2006/06 No
SeriesPovGap$1PovCalTotExt SocioPolitical Poverty gap relative to income of $1 per day, total, extended table PovCalNet, World Bank available at http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/jsp/index.jsp and Ifs database 2017/06/20 No
SeriesPovGap$1PovCalUrb SocioPolitical Poverty gap relative to income of $1 per day, urban PovCalNet, World Bank available at http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/jsp/index.jsp and Ifs database 2006/06 No


Instructions on Pulling PovCalNet

  1. Access PovCalNet at: http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/povOnDemand.aspx
  2. Select all countries to be imported. In the next page input the poverty line which you would like to find data for. Select all years to be displayed. Select flat table for the output option. 
  3. Copy the table that is created and paste into an Excel file. 
  4. Clean the data. Many years have odd formats with decimal places and following points, delete these. Any states that are concluded with Urban or Rural should be deleted. 
  5. Import into IFs with a single import page. Select country, years, and the correct column with the data that is being imported. Either Poverty Gap (%), Headcount (%), or Gini (%).
  6. For poverty gap and headcount data the above steps will have to be repeated in order to get correct data for varying poverty lines. Gini coefficient data can be collected from any of these data sets. 
  7. Repeat steps until all data is acquired.