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Frequently Asked Questions

We provide answers to commonly asked questions here. Please contact us if you have any questions. 

Our data is exclusively gathered from accredited sources, such as the World Bank, UN, IMF, OECD, IIASA, and EUROSTAT.

Granularity: Our datasets offer the highest amount of detail, including geography, age, gender, and spending segments.


Consistent across the globe: With coverage in 180+ countries and expanding, our datasets provide a consistent perspective across the world.

Forward-looking insights: Looking ahead until 2032, our datasets  anticipate trends.


Always current and accurate: our datasets are updated at least twice a year.

Twice per year we do a major update to all our input data. These updates are aligned with the biannual release of the World Economic Outlook (WEO) by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). New GDP forecasts from WEO replace long-term forecasts based on SSP (more specifically, SSP2). Throughout the year we update parts of the data as updates become available.